If your form sucks after two days without snatching you may want to consider another sport! Or see a neurologist![/quote]
Some people new to the sport may need more sessions/week to learn and reinforce what is likely a new movement pattern. Two sessions per week may not be enough for a rank noob to improve at the skill of weightlifting, though they will certainly get stronger.
Training twice a day because you heard the the top lifters train twice a day is akin to spending 4 hours on biceps because you read Ronnie Coleman used to. If you were a bodybuilder the pertinent question would not be “How does Ronnie Coleman train?”, but “How did Ronnie Coleman train when he was at my level (bearing in mind Ronnie Coleman was probably never at my level)?” [/quote]
I think the pertinent question should be “How are the pros training, and what can I learn from them that I can apply to my own training?” Especially considering that when most international level oly lifters were at our level, they were in their mid-teens and had already been lifting for years. Not exactly a similar situation. Doesn’t mean we can’t learn from what they’re doing. Though I agree, trying to imitate their entire training protocol doesn’t make sense.
I don’t think it’s very useful to look at the programming of professional weightlifters. Interesting, but not that useful. What you have to remember is that these guys have to do a massive amount of work just to get a training effect, because they are outliers, very accomplished, and gassed out of their minds. However, for most lifters, certainly those with sub-300 sinclairs, this is over-egging the pudding to the nth degree.
What’s the minimum amount of training you can do to elicit a training effect and improve the snatch and C&J? If you can make good progress on 2 days a week then why train more? Use that spare time to call your mate’s squats high on Facebook, or watch Jaws.
Sure, perhaps I can make good progress lifting twice a week. But if I have the time and recovery capacity for it, and would make better progress lifting 4 or 5 or 6 times a week, why wouldn’t I do that? Everyone’s life is not conducive to lifting so much, but at the same time not everyone is limited to the extent they can only lift twice a week. Especially us young idiots who don’t do much else.
I will say that Koing’s results on that system (sorry, SYYYYYYSTEM) speak for themselves and that is obviously working for him. Doesn’t make it the be-all and end-all for all natty lifters who have some sort of life.