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Weightlifting Weight Classes: Tweeners Should Go Up (Mostly)
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 30 2019 | Comments

Over the years, lots of weightlifters have asked me for advice about which weight class they should compete in. They tell me their bodyweight status, the class they’re curren... Continue reading
Don’t Worry…They’ll Suffer Too: Competitiveness in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 3 2019 | Comments (1)

I hope many of you are chuckling after reading the title of this article. That means you already know what I’m going to say and it gives you some devious pleasure.   E... Continue reading
Hierarchy for Learning the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 5 2019 | Comments (1)

When it comes to the snatch and clean & jerk, there are approximately infinity details you can consider. As a new lifter, or even a new coach, it’s overwhelming and intim... Continue reading
Programming’s Effect on Technique
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 29 2019 | Comments (3)

It’s easy to compartmentalize training for strength and technique as two unrelated elements of the snatch and clean & jerk and to approach coaching and program design accordingly. It does make sense in many ways, but I want to point out a few things ... Continue reading
Million-Dollar Bodies & Five-Cent Heads: Mental Strength in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 22 2019 | Comments (2)

There’s nothing more frustrating than a weightlifter with a million-dollar body and a five-cent head.   You know the ones I’m talking about, right? These are the... Continue reading
Daily Minimums: Focus on the Baseline Over the Peaks
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | May 8 2019 | Comments (1)

For obvious reasons, we’re all focused in weightlifting on our all-time best lifts; the sport is contested on exactly that. But in training, that’s only one useful metr... Continue reading
Fix the Hips Shooting Up in the Snatch & Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2019 | Comments (1)

We want to maintain a fairly constant back angle through the first pull, although we’ll nearly always see a slight change. It’s important to understand what actually co... Continue reading
Self-Reliance vs. Team Mentality in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 3 2019 | Comments (2)

This article is mainly going to be about getting you to look inside yourself. So I want to start by asking you a question.   Could you go it alone in this sport, if you had ... Continue reading
A Practical & Effective Daily Journal Routine
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | March 20 2019 | Comments (3)

The morning for me has always been a special time that offers a sense of inspiration, renewal and optimism. Even if I’m exhausted, it’s always my most productive time o... Continue reading
A Horrible Bottom Position Doesn’t Make You a Lost Weightlifting Cause
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 11 2019 | Comments (1)

The explosion of masters weightlifting in recent years has brought thousands of new competitors to the sport. And many of them are crusty old people with bodies that won’t to... Continue reading
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