Greg Everett is the head coach of the national medalist weightlifting team, Catalyst Athletics; author of the most popular book on weightlifting in the world, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, and others; a national championships level competitive weightlifter (5th place finish at the 2014 USAW National Championships); masters national champion and masters American record holder in the clean & jerk; and writer, director, producer of the first and only documentary film on the sport of weightlifting the US, American Weightlifting.
Everett has been a professional coach or trainer for over 15 years. He is still a competitive weightlifter at the national level and the head coach of one of the most well-known weightlifting teams in the US. He co-owned the fourth of the now 10,000+ CrossFit affiliate gyms with Robb Wolf, CrossFit NorCal, and was a coach for CrossFit certifications. He now runs Catalyst Athletics in Sunnyvale, CA, primarily a weightlifting gym, but also with fitness and strength & conditioning programs.
Everett is a USA Weightlifting senior coach, and has formerly held the NSCA CSCS, RKC and Level 3 CrossFit certification. He now runs and creates the curriculum for the Catalyst Athletics weightlifting coach certification program.
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