I would do both. Here’s my rationale:
The snatch allows you to develope a larger bar speed with a smaller absolute load, making it more about speed-strength.
The clean allows you to use a greater absolute load while still moving “quickly” making it emphasize strength-speed.
That’s my impression of the two lifts. I like to do them on separate days. I’ve used the power clean on a “heavy” day (12x3, for example) and the power snatch on an “explosive” day, using a 70ish percent load for 12-20x3.
Hope that makes sense.
Holy Hell, 20 triples? Either:
A)You’re in fantastic cardio shape.
B)Your workouts take 3hrs.
C)You’re very weak in these lifts (weight or technique).
D)You’re not very close to your true 1RM.
E)Any combination of the above.
Other than that, your advice is on target, I would recommend the consideration of sport specificity and movement patterns as well, a football lineman might benefit more from a clean whereas a thrower might benefit more from a snatch.[/quote]
I wish A was the case, but D is the most accurate. When I do a very large volume like that I am no where near failure. Something like a 5-8 rep max load. Probably closer to 8rm…
I also use a very short rest period. Something like 45 seconds to a minute. I’m a “gym-pacer” so I pace around a piece of equipment or to an end of the gym and then I’m ready to go again.
Very astute observation though.