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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
New Programs!
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | September 2 2011 | Comments (3)

I have to say I love them. It’s that start of a new program that has limitless possibilities that I really enjoy. The thought of new PR's and the day to day battle that just gets me fired up to get started. I have a system I have used for years... Continue reading
Hook Grip or Not Overhead in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 20 2011 | Comments (2)

A common question is whether or not a lifter should keep the hook grip overhead in the snatch. This is one of those issues that doesn't have a simple answer: what works best can vary among lifters. The main issue while holding a barbell overhead is stabili... Continue reading
Improving the Clean through a Better Turnover
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | August 12 2011 | Comments (8)

A lot more attention tends to be paid to the third pull or turnover of the snatch than the clean, likely because the consequences of poor execution tend to be more dramatic and obv... Continue reading
Overhead Stability in the Snatch
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | June 17 2011 | Comments (3)

When an athlete has difficulty supporting the bar overhead in the snatch, it's natural to immediately assume there is insufficient strength and to address the problem with strength work. While this may often be the problem, or at least one part of it, ther... Continue reading
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