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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 (24)

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
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