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Johnathan Bennett
07-25-2014, 12:52 PM
something i've been thinking recently.

how do you find the training varies between the heavyweight guys and the lighter classes?

Javier Sanjuan
07-28-2014, 10:56 AM
Johnathan,

It's said that lighter weights -- and particularly females -- can take more training load. They can supposedly endure more sets and higher intensity at higher frequency than a heavier lifter. You obviously have your freaks, like Ilya Ilyin that seems to be doubles and triples at weights people salivate over, but that's generally something I see written across many training philosophies.

Best,
Javi

Blake Barnes
07-29-2014, 11:50 AM
The main differential when programming for heavyweights and lightweights is exactly what Javier just mentioned.

There are some sources that you could check out on this topic. I know this subject comes up in Bob Takano's "Weightlifting Programming: A Winning Coaches Guide (http://www.catalystathletics.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=41&products_id=636&zenid=0h750sq12e7otkeg8l2qng0h25)".