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Over 35 - Olympic Weightlifter


Are there any Olympic weightlifters in the over 35 forum?

I’m running into an ugly cycle that I can’t break. When I snatch/clean&jerk with frequency and intensity, my technique gets pretty efficient and lifts are decent but strength is limiting factor.

When I spin more time on heavy squatting and strength work, my lower back recovers so slow that I struggle to make the same weights I was with less power.

Has anyone found a good balance of volume in Olympic weightlifting for masters/over 35 lifters?

120/145 @105 total

Squat 195k/430#

Maybe @glennpendlay will take pity and offer some advice.