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The Point: Technique for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 17 2012 | Comments (7)

I spend a lot of time on this website and elsewhere discussing weightlifting technique, often in intolerably boring detail. Why technical proficiency is necessary and important is ... Continue reading
The Simplest Olympic Weightlifting Program in the World
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | January 5 2012 | Comments (104)

I've written down this same program so many times for so many people, I thought it would make sense to put it down here for other people to use. I'm sure things that look a lot lik... Continue reading
Assistance Exercises With Cool Freaky Names
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | November 8 2011 | Comments (3)

I was inspired by Greg’s recent blog post about the heaving snatch balance. What an idea…doing a quick write-up on a specific exercise instead of training philosophy, etc. Also, I always thought the name “heaving snatch balance&rdq... Continue reading
How to keep the PRs Rolling
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | October 28 2011 | Comments (6)

Remember your first year or two of Olympic Weightlifting when you were literally hitting PR’s every week? Remember how awesome that felt? I remember guys who would train at the same place I did actually start plotting where they would be a year from wher... Continue reading
Heaving Snatch Balance: I'm Sorry for Doubting You
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 27 2011 | Comments (8)

Until maybe a year ago, I typically wrote off the heaving snatch balance as more of a piece in a teaching progression than a useful exercise. But in the last year, I've started usi... Continue reading
Don't Let My Patella Hit You in the Face: The Myth of Weightlifting's Danger
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 18 2011 | Comments (6)

“Ouch, that looks like it really hurts your knees!”   If you’re a weightlifter, try to make a mental list of how many times you’ve heard somebody say... Continue reading
I Lost My Weightlifting Technique and Now I'm Upset
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 10 2011 | Comments (9)

I’ve always thought that one of the most frustrating things about being a weightlifter is that you can lose your technique.   Let me explain what I mean when I say... Continue reading
The Power Snatch: Uses & Cautions
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | October 5 2011 | Comments (6)

I’ve nearly always defined a power snatch (or clean) by a receipt above a parallel squat. This is how I was taught. For the most part, I continue to use this definition because it’s served me fine. However, at times I change my expectations based o... Continue reading
Trust and the Art of Weightlifting Competition
Jocelyn Forest | Olympic Weightlifting | September 16 2011 | Comments (9)

“Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool tha... Continue reading
Hips, Meet Bar: Bar-Body Contact in the Extension of the Snatch and Clean
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | September 9 2011 | Comments (22)

Some topics seem to generate more heat that others, and for some reason, the question of how a barbell should come into contact with the body during the snatch and clean seems to g... Continue reading
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