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Old 08-24-2013, 06:22 AM   #5
Patrick Haskell
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If those are your goals, I'd say there's no issue with sticking to the power versions. There are lots of worthwhile exercises in the world, and the power clean (when coupled with other less technical exercises) gets you much of the benefit of the oly lifts. However, there's defintely benefit to Blake's recommendations to working on OHS and FS and getting comfortable at the bottom. If you are strong in those positions, you'll also be stronger in other ways. If your goals change (say, you start downright admiring yourself in the mirror naked) and find that you want to work the oly lifts because they are fun, you'll be better prepared for it then. In the meantime, you can keep training hard, rather than practicing technique on the full lifts, which should help you meet your goals sooner.
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