Hi CT, thanks again for the help...
I was wondering what you would think of adjusting the 915 program to incorporate snatch and full clean & jerk? My thoughts would be that the 4 core exercises would be snatch, C&J, deadlift and squat. ideally i want to do a cycle of 915 for all its benefits but continue to work on the strength of my oly lifts.
It wont work. First 5 reps at 80%+ is not a good idea on snatches, let alone clean & jerks. And the quick lifts don't have the same progression speed as strength lifts because they are more dependant on speed and technique.
thanks CT. would you consider using the 915 progression for deadlift and squat and then seperately work on the oly lifts? alternatively could you suggest a program that incoporates oly lifts that is designed for gaining size and weight?
Yeah it would be best to use a different progression model for both.
As for the program, I might write an article about it in the future but not in this forum. The thing with the Olympic lifts is that I'm not fond of posting a program online because people vary widely in their skills. Some master the full lifts and can do all the variations; others can do the "power from the hang" variations reasonably well but that's it. So it's hard to design a program with that in mind.
Thanks CT, appreciate the input