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Power Cleans on 531 BBB?


#1

Running 531 Boring But Big. I would like to add Power Cleans either 531 or as assistance work. Can I add Power Cleans before Squats 531 style or would it be better to add them as an assistance lift? If as an assistance lift would a better set/rep scheme be something like 8x3 instead of 5x10? Thank you.


#2

I would do them beforehand because you would rather not be fatigued when doing any explosive and technical lifts like a clean.


#3

I would also say before squats. General rule is Oly lifts first. I like to do my Oly lifts with 5/3/1 sets and reps, but required reps only. If I feel like pushing the Oly lifts on a given day I ramp up to a single or triple or something as opposed to going for reps.


#4

Right, but I was wondering if I can add them 531 style or as an assistance move. And if an assistance move, what rep scheme


#5

We do not do cleans during BBB work. In general, it is reserved for other templates. The way we set up training, BBB last about 3-6 weeks. Not doing cleans during this short period of time is not going to make a huge difference.


#6

Ok. I know i shouldn’t be fucking with the program, I just love cleans and wanted to emphasize my “yoke” but I guess I will forego them for now. Thank you.