I know the Olympic lifts are great for conditioning, but are they equal (or even better) mass builders than the powerlifts?
I started doing a 2 part oly. routine in with my normal routine its 3x3-4, 1st day is high pull and front squat, 2nd day is jump shrug and push pull. I love it so far.[/quote]
Olympic lifts really aren’t designed for conditioning.
You can certainly build a lot of muscle with the olympic lifts, but olympic lifters use a ton of volume, workout many days a week, and do “powerlifts” as accessorys.
If you are looking to build muscle, train like a bodybuilder. Do some olifts for fun if you want, but they are very tough to learn properly and if all you want is mass gain, they aren’t really worth the time to perfect.