I'm in need of some advice. I'm moving to Denver and can only afford to use a gym like 24HR Fitness. For the time being (6 months-1 year) I can't afford to use a Olympic lifting gym and I won't have my garage gym anymore.
I want to get competitive at a national level with Olympic lifting eventually. I had a coach for a bit and got my C&J technique to the point I can push the weight myself for the foreseeable future. For the snatch, I still am working on mobility overhead and technique. I probably won't add any weight (besides Snatch Pulls) until I can get some coaching.
But I am also needing to build TONS of strength overall and in my squat. I can't even squat 225 yet. I know squatting is the lifeblood of the sport.
I've done 5x5, but even with my lighter weights squatting 3x a week with that volume/intensity was taking a toll on my body.
If you were me, what would you do if you were in my shoes? I was thinking of doing 5/3/1 to get my overall strength and squat strength up.
In the program I was thinking of doing but doing C&J instead of Power Cleans.
Should I just focus on getting strong for one whole year before even thinking about Oly lifting? I'm a bit lost right now.
I'm just looking for some insight/input since my head is spinning in circles right now. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!