Your revised program makes sense to me (apart from the incline DB press, but that is not what you asked). If you stalled with your previous program, you seem to have made a reasonable adjustment, but the results can’t be known in advance. I look forward to seeing how it turns out. Maybe more dedicated glute / hamstring work will be needed.
“Back in the day” I DLed every week, but not with the other pulling that you do. Now, again, I am DLing every week, with power cleans on another day, one of those DL sessions, however, being speed work – something new I am trying (log at http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=2116686).
I do the incline presses because I have weak shoulders and I think it’s the limiting factor in my bench press. Should I drop them from the routine? My oly lifts are the full versions. I really prefer the squat clean over the powerclean. I love box squats so I might add them as speed work at the end of my monday sessions, then DL every week again. Does this sound good?
Zep, it just seems to me that with flat bench and military press you have your chest and shoulders adequately covered. Given your DL interest, by contrast, how is your direct ab work? Good for you with the oly lifts. I don’t know that more and different squat work on Monday is the carryover you are looking for. The program change you describe looks ok for a cycle. I would do the good mornings without fail, and not haphazardly.[/quote]
I’ll ditch them for now then. I don’t do direct ab work, it leaves my abs too sore to do my next session well. Also we have prong things for curl bar attachments on our cable machines, so I can’t do standing cable abs.