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#1

Hi,
I am 23, and I have been training for ~3 years. For last half year, strength has been my main goal and it still is. I did 2 x Candito 6 week Program and one of CT's 11 week program. After that half year my maxes are:
Squat 140->165 kg
Bench 110->132,5 kg
Deadlift 160->185 kg
Push press 95->105 kg.

My long term goal is still strength, but I am really bored of doing sets up to 5 reps and I want "something diffrent" and I feel that my training motivation went down. I think about doing some program with lighter weights and higher reps range for a while, but I am not sure if it is a good idea since my long term goal is strength. I am talking about something like this:

A
Snatch (very light weight, technique work)
Squat 3x10-15
Bench 3x10-15
Chin ups 3x10-15
Seated db press 3x10-15
Farmer carries 5 sets

B
Clean & jerk (light weight, technique work)
Deadlift 3x10-15
Millitairy press 3x10-15
Barbell row 3x10-15
Incline db press 3x10-15
Overhead carries 5 sets,

doing 2 days on, 1 day off, for about 6 weeks.

I would like best to take a break from main lifts (deadlift, squat, bench, push press) and do some variations, but I am not sure if it is a good idea. If you have a while I would be very thankful for help.


#2

[quote]superman125 wrote:
Hi,
I am 23, and I have been training for ~3 years. For last half year, strength has been my main goal and it still is. I did 2 x Candito 6 week Program and one of CT’s 11 week program. After that half year my maxes are:
Squat 140->165 kg
Bench 110->132,5 kg
Deadlift 160->185 kg
Push press 95->105 kg.

My long term goal is still strength, but I am really bored of doing sets up to 5 reps and I want “something diffrent” and I feel that my training motivation went down. I think about doing some program with lighter weights and higher reps range for a while, but I am not sure if it is a good idea since my long term goal is strength. I am talking about something like this:

A
Snatch (very light weight, technique work)
Squat 3x10-15
Bench 3x10-15
Chin ups 3x10-15
Seated db press 3x10-15
Farmer carries 5 sets

B
Clean & jerk (light weight, technique work)
Deadlift 3x10-15
Millitairy press 3x10-15
Barbell row 3x10-15
Incline db press 3x10-15
Overhead carries 5 sets,

doing 2 days on, 1 day off, for about 6 weeks.

I would like best to take a break from main lifts (deadlift, squat, bench, push press) and do some variations, but I am not sure if it is a good idea. If you have a while I would be very thankful for help.

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I’m not someone who like to use high reps, especially not on the big lifts. The schedule you gave has nothing in common with what I personally believe in and would never give such a routine to any of my athletes/clients even if I wanted to have them take a break from heavier lifting.


#3

Thanks for fast response. I understand what you mean. What would you recommend for break from heavier lifting? Thanks in advance.