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Product Details

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: Catalyst Athletics; First edition (June 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980011140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980011142
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Coach Everett's Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is a extraordinary product for any sport coach s library. As a proponent of the power clean and its variations for performance training, I found this book to be an outstanding reference for teaching methodology for the Olympic Movements. Coach Everett provides user-friendly terminology for the explanations of these movements. This book is a must-have for any coach who implements Olympic lifts in their program. --Joe Kenn, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Carolina Panthers

This is, by far, the most detailed and thorough book about Olympic weightlifting technique. Greg Everett has done an excellent job in presenting and organizing the material in this book. The photos are great. I strongly recommend that any strength coach or sports performance coach own this book if he/she is teaching deep squatting, snatch and clean pulls, and Olympic style lifts. It is well worth the money spent. --Ethan Reeve, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wake Forest University

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is another outstanding book by Greg Everett that breaks down everything you need to know about the specifics of Olympic weightlifting. I really like the way Greg breaks down the progressions for each movement. I've always been a big believer in keeping things simple and specific for both coaches and athletes. This is a must-have for anyone trying to understand all aspects of Olympic lifting. All athletes need to understand why they are training a certain way. This book explicitly covers that for Olympic lifting. --Jeff Dillman, Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida

This is, by far, the most detailed and thorough book about Olympic weightlifting technique. Greg Everett has done an excellent job in presenting and organizing the material in this book. The photos are great. I strongly recommend that any strength coach or sports performance coach own this book if he/she is teaching deep squatting, snatch and clean pulls, and Olympic style lifts. It is well worth the money spent. --Ethan Reeve, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wake Forest University

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is another outstanding book by Greg Everett that breaks down everything you need to know about the specifics of Olympic weightlifting. I really like the way Greg breaks down the progressions for each movement. I've always been a big believer in keeping things simple and specific for both coaches and athletes. This is a must-have for anyone trying to understand all aspects of Olympic lifting. All athletes need to understand why they are training a certain way. This book explicitly covers that for Olympic lifting. --Jeff Dillman, Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida

This is, by far, the most detailed and thorough book about Olympic weightlifting technique. Greg Everett has done an excellent job in presenting and organizing the material in this book. The photos are great. I strongly recommend that any strength coach or sports performance coach own this book if he/she is teaching deep squatting, snatch and clean pulls, and Olympic style lifts. It is well worth the money spent. --Ethan Reeve, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wake Forest University

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is another outstanding book by Greg Everett that breaks down everything you need to know about the specifics of Olympic weightlifting. I really like the way Greg breaks down the progressions for each movement. I've always been a big believer in keeping things simple and specific for both coaches and athletes. This is a must-have for anyone trying to understand all aspects of Olympic lifting. All athletes need to understand why they are training a certain way. This book explicitly covers that for Olympic lifti --Jeff Dillman, Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida

This is, by far, the most detailed and thorough book about Olympic weightlifting technique. Greg Everett has done an excellent job in presenting and organizing the material in this book. The photos are great. I strongly recommend that any strength coach or sports performance coach own this book if he/she is teaching deep squatting, snatch and clean pulls, and Olympic style lifts. It is well worth the money spent. --Ethan Reeve, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wake Forest University

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is another outstanding book by Greg Everett that breaks down everything you need to know about the specifics of Olympic weightlifting. I really like the way Greg breaks down the progressions for each movement. I've always been a big believer in keeping things simple and specific for both coaches and athletes. This is a must-have for anyone trying to understand all aspects of Olympic lifting. All athletes need to understand why they are training a certain way. This book explicitly covers that for Olympic lifting. --Jeff Dillman, Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida

About the Author

Greg Everett is the author of Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, owner of Catalyst Athletics, publisher of the Performance Menu Journal and coach of the Catalyst Athletics weightlifting team in California.

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Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, publisher of the Performance Menu Journal and coach of the Catalyst Athletics weightlifting team in California.

Customer Reviews

Very simple and easy to understand.
Flávio
Greg's book, Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a weightlifting coach.
Bob Takano
All the answers are found in this book.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Yael Grauer on June 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
Greg Everett is the king of coaching Olympic weightlifting, and the author of Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Coaches and Athletes... but unless you're really into the sport, you probably won't make it through that 423-page tome. Olympic Weightlifting For Sports, however, is a sleek 120 pages jam-packed with useful information on the lifts and highly accessible to coaches and athletes of all stripes.

This book is not for competitive weightlifters (his other book's for that), but that level of detail isn't exactly essential for the rest of us. If you simply want to learn the Olympic lifts (or variations thereof) to improve your athletic performance in a different sport, this book has everything you need.

Olympic Weightlifting For Sports begins with an explanation of the benefits of Olympic weightlifting, including kinesthetic awareness, knee and hip extension power (aka explosiveness), the ability to effectively decelerate or oppose force (which is really useful for anyone in a sport where you need to "stop, change direction or absorb the force of colliding opponents") chief among them.

Everett, who works as the head coach of the Catalyst Athletics weightlifting program as well as the director of training at the gym, takes the reader through his 9-part learning progression for the lifts with clear and concise descriptions, step-by-step instructions, and great photographs, so you can learn what you need to without any unnecessary detail -- and even refer to the bullet points for the fundamental information.

My favorite thing about the book is that it's entirely devoid of hype, which leaves room only for information which is useful for the reader.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tyler B on June 5, 2013
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To be fair, one of the reasons why I gave this such a poor rating was because Everett's other text was/is so good. Where Olympic WEightlifting is an easy-reading practical physician's reference for the Coach/CrossFit Affiliate Owner set, the 'For Sports' variant is little more than a pamphlet that serves as an advertisement for the more comprehensive 'Oly Weightlifting book. Buy-up - the money spent is well worth it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bob Takano on June 21, 2012
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Greg's book, Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a weightlifting coach. Although for years, it has been acknowledged that the Olympic lifts were beneficial in the enhancement of athletic performance, most of the material published on this topic has been written by coaches and authors from the strength and conditioning community. Greg's is one of the very few that provides a perspective on the lifts that can only be developed through years of coaching in the gym and carefully noting the changes in athleticism of his lifters.
Coupled with a well thought out teaching progression for coaching the lifts, and a sound background of understanding the impact of these movements on the athlete's body is a layout and organization that is palatable to the many coaches anxious to incorporate these movements into the training regimens of their athletes. This should be on the shelf of every strength and conditioning coach anxious to perfect his or her craft.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B Monger on June 16, 2012
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I have purchased both editions of Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches. They are wonderful for learning and coaching the lifts. They have everything you need to coach the lifts. What I liked about this book is that it assumes that not everyone who wants to do the lifts wants to be a competitive lifter. Many people just need to learn how to properly get the bar from the ground to the shoulders or overhead in the most efficient manner so they can translate it to their sport. I have plenty of athletes who come into my gym without any lifting experience. I can now use this guide for progressions, as well as encourage them to lift properly without putting themselves in less than ideal positions for the sake of completing the lift. Greg also points out the importance of the lifts, safety involved with them, as well as the technical difference for athletic training vs competitive weightlifting. As with his other books, Greg has great instruction, pictures, and detail that other books do not contain. I recommend this book to any athlete that wants to include the lifts into their program but unsure of how to go about introducing them. I also suggest that every coach should get this book so they can understand so much more about the lifts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Todd C on September 26, 2012
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First, I'm an artist. I'm not an athlete, but I wanted to improve my strength, coordination, and general ability to do stuff. This book is great for someone like me with little past experience with weightlifting. The instructions and cues in the book, as well as the illustrations, are easy to follow and presented in a way that's easy to remember. Greg makes it easy to coach yourself. The coaching points he gives are easy to keep in your head as you're setting up for the movements. So anyway, here's an endorsement from a novice. It's great!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pururoot on August 9, 2013
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This is not a book but a mere pamphlet that's not worth the money. You can get better and much much more detailed instructions in YouTube! But, if you have a few bucks to spare, buy his 'Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches' instead of this.
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