Welcome to the Weightlifting Life Podcast, hosted by Greg Everett & Ursula Garza. This show is about the Olympic sport of weightlifting, primarily comprised of answers to audience questions covering all topics related to weightlifting from snatch and clean & jerk technique, to program design, to recovery & restoration, to competition, to the politics of the sport.

Greg Everett is the head coach of the national champion team Catalyst Athletics, Olympic Trials coach, and author of the world's leading book on weightlifting.

Ursula Garza is head coach of the national champion team Texas Barbell, a former world championship level weightlifter, and the first female senior international coach in USA Weightlifting.

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Remote Coaching, Speed under the Snatch, What to Correct First, Premature Shrug
Episode 36 | November 21 2017

How to make remote coaching work as well as possible, getting under the snatch faster, where to start corrections with multiple technical errors, and how to fix a premature shrug in the pull. Weightlifting Life podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, a...

World Championships & Drug Sanctions, Recovery & Being Better at Reps than Singles
Episode 35 | November 7 2017

A discussion of the upcoming 2017 World Championships and the details behind the absence of some countries and athletes; how to train an athlete who can perform reps at high percentages, but not maximal singles; and methods of recovery and what to do...

Hypertrophy vs Conditioning, Fatigue & Technique, Short Jerk Split, Training Logs
Episode 34 | October 24 2017

Where hypertrophy and higher rep training fits into a weightlifting program, technique falling apart as fatigue sets in at the end of a workout, fixing a short split as jerk weights increase, and physical training logs vs smart phone apps. Weightl...

Behavior in the Gym, Falling Apart at the End of a Cycle, Heels Rising in the Pull
Episode 33 | October 10 2017

What to do about a lifter who creates trouble in the gym with his/her behavior, what's going on at the end of a training cycle when you're physically and emotionally busted and what to do about it, and how long the feet should stay flat durin...

How to Test 1RMs, No-Contact Snatches & Finding The Ideal Starting Position with Long Legs
Episode 32 | September 26 2017

How to work up to test 1RM, how to determine the best starting position for the snatch with long legs, and the purpose of no-contact snatches....

Double Days, Training Volume, Olympic Lifts in CrossFit
Episode 31 | September 12 2017

When lifters should begin training twice daily and how to structure that, how to calculate and prescribe training volume, including accessory work, how to coach the Olympic lifts to CrossFitters who use different technique in metCons than they would ...

Belts in the Snatch, How Far Out to Write Programs, Assessing New Clients
Episode 30 | August 29 2017

Whether or not it's OK to wear a belt in the snatch, how far out a coach should write training programs, and assessing new clients for their readiness for weightlifting. Weightlifting Life podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance compan...

Knee Position in the Snatch, Pushing Knees Back in the Pull, Feet Stuck in the Snatch, Deadlifting
Episode 29 | August 15 2017

Whether or not it's a concern to use a wide, knees-inside-the-feet receiving position for the snatch; trouble with pushing the knees too far back in the pull; not being able to move the feet when pulling under heavy snatches; what role deadlifts ...

Overhead Problems, Wrist Pain in Cleans, No hook/Feet/Contact Lifts
Episode 28 | August 1 2017

Whether scapular winging is preventing a good overhead position and what to do about it, what could be causing wrist pain in cleans and what the proper clean rack position should look like, and what the uses for no hook, no feet and no contact snatch...

Programming with CrossFit, Athlete Technique Input, Moving Up Weight Classes, Self-Talk
Episode 27 | July 18 2017

How to program 2 days/week of weightlifting for CrossFitters, how say much a lifter should have in determining technique, how programming needs to be changed when moving up a weight class, and the importance and nature of self-talk. Weightlifting ...
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