I have thought doing the strength challenge from beyond book for a while now. There is two things which have prevented me from starting this before.
First is not really a problem. My life is very volatile and I can often go to the gym only 3 times a week instead of needed 4. This does not change anything but the length of the program, but it must be taken to notion.
Second is something which contradicts my early plan (= increase 1rm in PL movements, increase OHP work weights, get better and stronger in P. clean, maintain decent condition levels). Everybody knows that There is no P. clean in the challenge.
I know challenges should not be mixed up, but I have come to three different conclusions:
a) Do the challenge with the P. clean instead of DL. (worst option, I think)
b) Put the clean to secondary position and do it as a warm up before the workouts (3x3 with 65-75% for ex.). Longer cycles would maybe give enough time for recovery. If this would feel taxing, I could reduce the amount of optional assistance. I would not do the cleans in the last cycle.
c) Just ditch the P. clean and do something more clean-based template after the challenge.
Any comments are appreciated.