#73 - Greg Everett: American Weightlifting

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In the 73rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris, Mike and our special guest, Founder of CatalystAthletics, Olympic weightlifting coach, author of many books including “Tough”, co-host of The Weightlifting Life Podcast, writer, producer and director of the documentary “American Weightlifting”, Greg Everett will talk about weightlifting and positive attitude when dealing with negative situations.

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(0:50) Introducing our special guest Founder of CatalystAthletics, Olympic weightlifting coach, author of many books including “Tough”, co-host of The Weightlifting Life Podcast, writer, producer and director of the documentary “American Weightlifting”, Greg Everett @catalystathletics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgeMnsPAMFM&t=0s
(1:30) Greg origin story

(4:10) Greg experience with Crossfit

(7:50) Posting content and writing books that you would be happy to consume

(8:30) Olympic Weightlifting Book by Greg Everett https://www.amazon.com/Olympic-Weightlifting-Complete-Athletes-Coaches/dp/0980011116

(10:20) What inspired Greg to start practicing Olympic weight lifting

(15:20) The primal voice, shout out to Bud Jeffries @budjeffries

(16:00) Shout out to Jeremy Layport @j_layport

(16:20) Olympic weight lifting, an explosive, powerful activity

(20:00) About progressing on the Kettlebell Snatch

(21:20) Tough Book by Greg Everett https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Building-Emotional-Toughness-Fulfillment-ebook/dp/B08NRDBR6Q

(24:00) Accept the responsibility of helping yourself first, 12 Rules for Life Book by Jordan Peterson @jordan.b.peterson https://www.amazon.com/12-Rules-Life-Antidote-Chaos/dp/0345816021

(27:40) How much being an olympic weightlifter, influenced in the creation of Tough Book by Greg Everett

(29:30) King, Warrior, Magician, Lover Book by Douglas Gillette and Robert L. Moore https://www.amazon.com/King-Warrior-Magician-Lover-Rediscovering/dp/0062506064

(31:50) Being proactive vs reactive

(36:20) “It’s always dealing with the negative but in a positive, productive, constructive way” - Greg Everett

(37:20) The 3 biggest teachers: the student, the environment and the coach. Shout out to Iron Tamer Dave @irontamer

(39:00) Students and kids learn by imitation

(40:10) Count your wins everyday, shout out to Brian Grasso

(41:10) The survivor personality Book by Al Siebert https://www.amazon.com/Survivor-Personality-Stronger-Skillful-atHandling/dp/0399535926

(42:40) Being ok when things go wrong

(43:20) Fixing the roots of the problem, shout out to Dustin Rippetoe @coachdustinrippetoe

(44:40) Little Giants Movie

(47:20) Talking about the transition in sports from 20 years ago to today

(50:10) Almost 80 year old woman training with kettlebells, story of one of the longest clients of Mike

(51:40) “If you can’t explain your area of expertise to a 3rd grader, you don’t really understand it”

(59:50) Greg programs and where to contact Greg Everett @catalystathletics https://catalystathletics.com

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