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Olympic Lifts and Bodybuilding


#1

Hi Coach,

In your article 6 Ways to Reach Your Genetic Potential you outlined a solid looking bodybuilding program (complete with exercise selection plan) that I believe will fit my schedule next term.

My question is - how would you incorporate the Olympic lifts into such a plan?
Specifically - Power Clean/Snatch (from the hang), and keeping the Snatch Grip High Pull

Thanks for any insight.

For ease of reference:
Day 1 - Back and deadlift
Day 2 - Chest and shoulders
Day 3 - OFF
Day 4 - Biceps and Triceps
Day 5 - Legs
Day 6 - Chest and Back
Day 7 - OFF


#2

It depends on your level of mastery of these lifts. And also understand that adding these lifts in, means that you will need to reduce volume for the rest.

Day 1 - Power clean/hang, deadlift, back
Day 2 - High pull, shoulders and chest
Day 3 - OFF
Day 4 - Biceps and Triceps
Day 5 - Power snatch/hang, Legs
Day 6 - Power clean/hang (lighter), Chest and Back
Day 7 - OFF


#3

I will just be getting back into them - it's been about 18+ months since I performed them with any regularity, so for awhile it will simply be re-learning technique (light weights, etc) so nothing to demanding to start off.

Question regarding day 2 - You wrote High Pull, shoulders and chest. Does this mean I would work shoulders first, following the high-pull? I ask because in the original plan you had chest first, followed by shoulders. I may be over-thinking it, but want to be clear on what you advise.

Also, thank you for the response/set-up.