24 Feb Greg Everett – Olympic Weightlifting, A Complete Guide

(#162) Greg Everett, Olympic weightlifting coach and multi-book author, is today’s featured guest on the podcast.

Greg Everett is a national-level competitive weightlifter & coach, author, writer, producer, director, and founder of Catalyst Athletics, which is a the world’s largest source of educational material for Olympic Weightlifting.

Greg is the author of the most popular book on Olympic weightlifting – Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches – and has just launched the 3rd edition, which has been completely revised, improved, and expanded by 150 new pages.  

During today’s interview, I talk shop with Greg about Olympic weightlifting, coaching, training, the 3rd edition of his book, and so much more!   

Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode:

  • Greg explains his first Olympic weightlifting experience and the multitude of factors that took his training to the next level
  • The importance of being involved in a wide variety of sport and athletic experiences
  • How to continually get better as a coach – great stuff!
  • Why you should train with athletes and coaches who are better than you
  • How to avoid “over coaching”
  • The importance of having an individual approach to coaching
  • Why coaching too little is better than coaching too much
  • Refining your coaching to be as simple and clear as possible
  • How much time does it take to become proficient at Olympic weightlifting?
  • The real limiting factors to Olympic weightlifting
  • When is someone too old for Olympic weightlifting?
  • How to set realistic training expectations in training
  • The current state of weightlifting- the good and the bad
  • What’s new in Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches (3rd edition)
  • Greg’s daily habits for putting out a ton of great content (his secrets to great writing)
  • The benefits of certifications and seminars
  • And, key closing advice!

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