[quote]PB Andy wrote:
[quote]PB Andy wrote:
It’s definitely Bulgarian inspired… in fact this is pretty much the Bulgarian system if there was more squats, more days with maybe the power lifts (power clean and jerk, power snatch), and no snatch or clean pulls. This system doesn’t really work all that well unless you are technically efficient and know what you are doing. Otherwise, this is a great way to go about training, and most people would benefit to train like this long-term. I say long-term because your lifts might actually decrease when for a couple weeks until your body gets used to do the pounding… afterwards, your will adapt.
I personally don’t like training like this for two reasons. 1) I like all the accessory type of lifts, it keeps the lifting interesting and not monotonous, and it keeps me motivated. Plus I am not an expert at technique yet. 2) I like doing stuff for the upper body, because I don’t want to look like a p*ssy. But with the Bulgarian system you have to lift that stuff to almost zero.[/quote]-
Dude, if you can clean and jerk 300+ pounds, you will have some beefy traps and shoulder and will NOT look like a pussy.
Bullshit that you can’t look like a pussy. Look up google image pictures of Boevski, Vanev, Gardev, Ivanov… the only decent looking Bulgarian from the 80s/early 90s was Petar Tanev. You may have some big traps, and MAYBE some good shoulders (not even that, it is dependent on your weight class and how you train), but you will NOT get a decent-sized chest/back/arms from just doing cleans, snatches, and squats.[/quote]
Well, I guess we are going to have to disagree here. Will a person training O-Lifts have big arms and chest? No. But I think that people who can move large amounts of weight on those lifts look strong and powerful. They may not have the muscle size that bodybuilders do, but I really don’t think that makes them a pussy.[/quote]
PB Andy a good olifter will have a huge back mate…all it takes is about 2-3 exercies in a whole week to do pull ups, dips, push ups, military press, bench press and thats covers all of your upperbody needs.
I wouldn’t care what I looked like if I could snatch over 300 pounds and clean and jerk over 400.[/quote]
Dam f0cking right!
Haha, it really depends on how much assistance work you have. Anywayssss…