Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

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by Greg Everett

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  • 588 pages
  • 8.5x11"

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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.

 

Changes in This Edition

First, the entire existing second edition has been revised - that is, the basic content has remained, but much of it has been rewritten for clarity and improved organization, etc.

Additional information has been added to existing sections - for example, a ton of info on assessment has been added - and additional chapters have been added - for example, one on individual variation in terms of anatomy and response to training.

More tables and illustrations.

More and different sample programs, and a series of 5 programs that coincide with a new skill-level chart.

Greatly improved and expanded program design section.

With a handful of exceptions, all new photographs and more than in the last edition to give examples of a wider range of athletes.

Improved readability with the layout (print edition) with a two-column layout and more headings to organize better.

Improved reference functionality with an expanded table of contents that helps find sections more easily, and an index.

 

Endorsements

“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