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Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches (edition 2009)

by Greg Everett

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2018 Revised Edition Since shortly after its original release in 2008, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has been the most popular book on the sport of weightlifting in the world and has become the standard text for learning and teaching the snatch and clean & jerk. This all new third edition has been expanded over 150 pages with revised and improved chapters, new chapters, improved organization, more tables and diagrams, over 600 photographs, improved readability, and improved reference functionality with an index, glossary and expanded table of contents. The book presents a complete progression for athletes and coaches starting with foundational elements such as breath control and trunk stabilization, squatting, balance and weight distribution, warming-up, individual variation; working to complete learning and teaching progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk; covering training program design extensively, including assessment for recruiting and new lifters, and 16 sample training programs; technical error correction, supplemental exercises, nutrition, bodyweight manipulation, and mobility; and a thorough section on competition to prepare both lifters and coaches. "Simply the best book available on Olympic weightlifting." -Don Weideman, Vice President, Pacific Weightlifting Association "Without a doubt the best book on the market today about Olympic-style weightlifting." -Mike Burgener, USA Weightlifting senior international coach "Outstanding, Accurate, and Concise A must read for athletes and coaches involved in the movements." -Daniel Camargo, USA Weightlifting International Coach "Everett's Olympic Weightlifting text is one of the best instructional books for the sport to be published in years. This is a must have for every weightlifting/strength and conditioning coach's library shelf." Bob Takano, Member USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame "Everett's book is one of the most accessible and comprehensive weightlifting sources available for the coach and athlete today. I highly recommend this book for every serious strength coach or weightlifting practitioner." -John Thrush, Head Coach Calpians Weightlifting Table of Contents Foundations Understanding the Lifts Learning & Teaching the Lifts Individual Variation Facility & Equipment Warming Up Breathing & Trunk Rigidity The Squat Foot Positions & Transition The Hook Grip The Double Knee Bend Starting Position Principles The Snatch Introduction to the Snatch The Receiving Position Learning the Snatch Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Snatch The Clean Introduction to the Clean The Receiving Position Learning the Clean Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Clean The Jerk Introduction to the Jerk The Receiving Position Learning the Jerk Understanding the Jerk The Clean & Jerk Error Correction Introduction to Error Correction Universal Errors Snatch Errors Clean Errors Jerk Errors Program Design & Training Introduction to Program Design Assessment Training Variables Jump Training Assistance Work The Bulgarian Method Specific Populations The Program Design Process Restoration & Recovery Training Practices Sample Training Programs Supplemental Exercises Introduction to Supplemental Exercises Snatch Exercises Clean Exercises Jerk Exercises General Exercises Nutrition & Bodyweight Introduction to Nutrition Bodyweight Supplements Mobility & Flexibility Introduction to Mobility Stretches Self-Myofascial Release Competition… (more)
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Authors:Greg Everett
Info:Catalyst Athletics (2009), Edition: Second, Paperback, 423 pages
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This book contains a ton of information, including just about everything you need to learn the olympic lifts. However, while it's all there, the organization and writing style make it difficult to parse through and find exactly what you need. I guess I'm comparing this book to the gold standard - Rippetoe & Kilgore's "Starting Strength" - but I found it hard to separate the "need to know" from the other stuff. Starting Strength seemed to lay out information in a simple, straight forward fashion where you could mentally outline a series of steps to follow to succeed at a lift. While all the steps for olympic weightlifting are definitely in this book, they are muddled with all sorts of other discussions and don't stick in your mind as distinctly. Further contributing to this is Everett's writing style, which can be very mechanical and dry. I often found myself re-reading the same sentence multiple times either due to boredom or just tangled phrasing. I think this book will work very well as a reference manual - as something I'd go back and check when I'm curious about some specific detail of a lift - but I don't think it's a great choice for learning the lifts from scratch. ( )
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2018 Revised Edition Since shortly after its original release in 2008, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has been the most popular book on the sport of weightlifting in the world and has become the standard text for learning and teaching the snatch and clean & jerk. This all new third edition has been expanded over 150 pages with revised and improved chapters, new chapters, improved organization, more tables and diagrams, over 600 photographs, improved readability, and improved reference functionality with an index, glossary and expanded table of contents. The book presents a complete progression for athletes and coaches starting with foundational elements such as breath control and trunk stabilization, squatting, balance and weight distribution, warming-up, individual variation; working to complete learning and teaching progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk; covering training program design extensively, including assessment for recruiting and new lifters, and 16 sample training programs; technical error correction, supplemental exercises, nutrition, bodyweight manipulation, and mobility; and a thorough section on competition to prepare both lifters and coaches. "Simply the best book available on Olympic weightlifting." -Don Weideman, Vice President, Pacific Weightlifting Association "Without a doubt the best book on the market today about Olympic-style weightlifting." -Mike Burgener, USA Weightlifting senior international coach "Outstanding, Accurate, and Concise A must read for athletes and coaches involved in the movements." -Daniel Camargo, USA Weightlifting International Coach "Everett's Olympic Weightlifting text is one of the best instructional books for the sport to be published in years. This is a must have for every weightlifting/strength and conditioning coach's library shelf." Bob Takano, Member USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame "Everett's book is one of the most accessible and comprehensive weightlifting sources available for the coach and athlete today. I highly recommend this book for every serious strength coach or weightlifting practitioner." -John Thrush, Head Coach Calpians Weightlifting Table of Contents Foundations Understanding the Lifts Learning & Teaching the Lifts Individual Variation Facility & Equipment Warming Up Breathing & Trunk Rigidity The Squat Foot Positions & Transition The Hook Grip The Double Knee Bend Starting Position Principles The Snatch Introduction to the Snatch The Receiving Position Learning the Snatch Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Snatch The Clean Introduction to the Clean The Receiving Position Learning the Clean Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Clean The Jerk Introduction to the Jerk The Receiving Position Learning the Jerk Understanding the Jerk The Clean & Jerk Error Correction Introduction to Error Correction Universal Errors Snatch Errors Clean Errors Jerk Errors Program Design & Training Introduction to Program Design Assessment Training Variables Jump Training Assistance Work The Bulgarian Method Specific Populations The Program Design Process Restoration & Recovery Training Practices Sample Training Programs Supplemental Exercises Introduction to Supplemental Exercises Snatch Exercises Clean Exercises Jerk Exercises General Exercises Nutrition & Bodyweight Introduction to Nutrition Bodyweight Supplements Mobility & Flexibility Introduction to Mobility Stretches Self-Myofascial Release Competition

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