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Shoulder Dislocation Rehab for Weightlifting: Part 5
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 10 2017 | Comments

It’s been months since the last installment (see the first article here), so I figured it was probably time for another in case the three of you who still care are curious. I... Continue reading
About This “It’s a Power Snatch If It’s Above Parallel” Thing
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 7 2017 | Comments

Okay, let’s do a quick chat about something I’ve seen occasionally throughout my years in weightlifting.   Obviously you all know what power snatches and power c... Continue reading
Technique Correction without Coaching
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 31 2017 | Comments (4)

We all tend to get caught up in technique coaching for the snatch and clean & jerk—it’s the most obvious problem to address, and it’s arguably an easier part of the sport than something like programming. More specifically, I think more of... Continue reading
What You Can Expect in Weightlifting When You Get Older
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 24 2017 | Comments (2)

I’m going to start this article with a post I put on Facebook recently. A masters lifter had tagged me in a separate post of her own where she was wondering out loud about wh... Continue reading
Leg Drive: Elevation & Direction for the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 17 2017 | Comments (1)

I've said it a million times, and I'm going to keep saying it because not doing it is a common problem—use your legs. I’ve joked more times than is funny that w... Continue reading
Keeping the Bar Close: The 3 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | July 10 2017 | Comments (2)

I’m comfortable saying it’s common knowledge that keeping the bar as close to the body as possible during the snatch and clean is one of the most important factors in s... Continue reading
Elite Weightlifters Who Front Squat Only… And Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Them
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 3 2017 | Comments

Everybody wants to know the training secrets of the best lifters in the world.   When you’re new in the sport, you often think elite weightlifters have some kind of hi... Continue reading
5 Ways to Get A Better Finish in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 19 2017 | Comments

As all of you who’ve invested countless hours smashing your heads against the wall know, there are a number of tricky elements to the snatch. I want to focus on just one of them here—the finish.   The finish refers to the final portion of th... Continue reading
GPP for Weightlifting: The Big Secret, or a Waste of Time?
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 12 2017 | Comments (4)

It’s somewhere in the middle. GPP (general physical preparation) for the sport of weightlifting is a topic that attracts a lot of opinions and about which a lot of contradict... Continue reading
Why Your Pulls Feel Ten Times Heavier Than Your Lifts
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 5 2017 | Comments

When you started Olympic weightlifting, you learned pretty quickly that it’s a mental sport. “50% mental, 50% physical.” Maybe your coach told you that, or maybe ... Continue reading
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