Hi CT. I was hoping when you had 5 mins you could answer a few questions for me. Im looking to start your layer system programme next week. My first priority is to get stronger in the 3 Powerlifting lifts ready for my first meet in january. However packing on some decent size in the process would also be great.
I was going to cycle between the hypertrophy focussed scheme (ramp, clusters, HDL sets) and the strength scheme (ramp 1RM, clusters, ramp 2RM, etc.) as youve reccomended before hand. But i just had a few questions i was hoping you could help with:
1 - Im fairly new to snatch grip high pulls (2 months or so). I can manage around 70kg for 5 reps but i was wondering if i am proficient enough to warrant it having a whole training day designated to it? Otherwise my split would likely be: comp style bench, back squat, decline bench, deadlift, accessory day (complexes, arm, ab work etc.)
2 - If I was to do the split outlined above where would it be best to add in some overhead and lat work? I was thinking once ive had a few weeks to adjust to the programme i would add in one of your barbell complexes to the end of the workouts and maybe pull-ups etc. on an off day
3 - I know you dont like regular squats for the layer system but i really need to spend time under the bar and get my squat improving. I was going to do sets of 3 instead of clusters and stick to a HDL scheme like hard 5 for squats to save lots of re-racking etc. Do you think this is do-able?
Thats all I can think of right now. If you get chance to give me your 2 cents that would be great. Any help is much appreciated.