Hey everybody, thanks in advance for your replies. I'm not an olympic lifter but I do love power cleans and incorporate them into my lifting regimen (which uses periodization along the lines of 5/3/1). My question is what type of periodization would you recommend for a person like me who does not train olympic lifts exclusively but utilizes the power clean?
Currently I'm 5'7" 160 lbs. with a max power clean of 175 lbs. On the day I do power cleans, I usually do 3x3/3 of power cleans / push press and then a couple sets of pulls (doubles) with 105% afterwards. As far as current periodization, I am currently trying to do up to 80% the first week (triples), 90% the second week (doubles), and 100%+ the third week (singles) and then I deload the power clean with the power lifts I do the fourth week.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.