I'm starting to get involved with olympic lifting (mainly jsut to get a break from PL and improve flexibility). Now the problem I have is this...
The coaches in my gym reckon that continuing to bench while learning the o-lifts will kill my already poor shoulder flexibility (i have no problem doing overheads squats so far tho...).
I don't really think they're right on it because why would my shoulders become more inflexible with extra flexibility work?? (in the form of o/h squats etc)
I'm also worried about losing strength in the powerlifts, particulary the bench.
The o-lifting should take care of my squat and probably even increase it, because imo quad strength is my weakpoint.
I'm concerned about my DL too... what can be done to maintain or even improve that while o-lifting??
And finally, would i be correct in saying that combining all this with the westside bench protocal would be the best way to bump my bench to new heights??
Sorry for the length of this and thanks for the replies.