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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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 ...

Clarking, Collapsing in Cleans, Jerk Timing, Deloading
Episode 26 | July 6 2017

Getting over Clarking snatches and cleans, how to fix the upper back collapsing in the clean, improving jerk timing to avoid pressouts, and how to program a back-off week. This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celeb...

IOC Ultimatum, Best Overhead Stability Exercises, Elbows Rebending Overhead
Episode 25 | June 20 2017

Discussion of the IOC's decision to reduce the number of weightlifters in the Olympics and the doping problem, the best overhead stability exercises for the snatch and jerk, and how to fix the elbows rebending after receiving the snatch or jerk. ...

Wide-Grip Jerk, Quiet Feet, Weak Power Snatch, Finish Position, Turnover Proximity
Episode 24 | June 6 2017

Benefits, potential problems, and things to work on for wide-grip jerks; whether or not loud feet in the lifts is important and why; what it means if you have a weak power snatch relative to your snatch and what to do about it; the position of the fi...
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