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Big Good Wolf wrote:Interesting that you do C&J and snatch on non 5/3/1 days. There's no mention in the book about doing other lifts on other days. I wanted to carry on training C&J or push press and was thinking about using them as an assistance lift on military press days. I guess it would be OK to do them as an in between days exercise as long as it doesn't interfere with the main programme. I'll carry on with swimming and rowing on the other in between days too.
My volume on the OL stuff is pretty low, and I'm not trying for max lifts, just using enough weight that I can still work on technique. I clean on day 1, snatch on day 3. I tried doing them on the same day as the strength work but it didn't really pay off as I couldn't hit the strength work hard enough. If you really want to clean or push press my recommendation would be to do a couple of quick sets of push press after your strict press and then switch back to strict for the 5x10r. You could clean before your deadlifts, just keep the volume low and don't keep ramping up the weight - 5 singles at the same top weight. Jerk doesn't really work as an assistance lift. Whatever you do, I wouldn't add more lifting days.
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I'm checking this thread keenly. Being in a similar position to BGW. Too much cycling, not enough gains. 5/3/1 sounds pretty good, at the moment doing an hour + session might be too much to give a great effort.
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When I tried to do endurance and lift in the past I found that sticking to singles didn't take too much out of me.
But, honestly? I think you have to decide.
Endurance or strength? I couldn't even think of lifting with the amount of cycling you do.
Perhaps think about a long term plan. Get a couple of years strength training in, do a few events, and look at the MB as a bit of fitness training. Then, when you've had enough of lifting, go back to the bike.
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