Anybody have any thoughts/suggestions/experience with this? I’ve done 2 weeks of the original layers setup using 2 SGHP days , 2 pressing days, and 1 TBDL day. After my press days I feel incredibly charged so good I could “eat snails.” The dead lift day is draining but still leaves me feeling good. But for whatever reason I feel like crap after SGHP days… Irritable, moody, didn’t finish with that great pumped feeling in the muscles worked. It’s a fairly new lift to me in that I haven’t done it often or focused on technique as I am trying to do now after reading CTs pulling thread. Is it probably just that I’m not efficient at it yet so it is more neurally draining than my other lifts which I have lots of practice with?[/quote]
Yeah, that happened to my partner when I first introduced him to the movement… after 2-3 sessions he didn’t want to have anything to do with that movement for the reasons you mentioned.
Learning a complex movement… not only that, learning a NEW WAY TO USE YOUR MUSCLES (explosive/ballistic action with a decent weight) is VERY neurally draining. Which is why I NEVER recommend learning to do snatch-grip high pulls WHILE DOING the layers for that lift.
If you don’t know how to SGHP and aren’t efficient at them yet, it’s better to practice them frequently with moderate weight and lowish volume just to master the form. When the form is solid and automatized you can start to use that lift with layers.
Heck, what you are doing is like trying to learn to play golf by playing Pebble Beach without ever having taken a golf swing…