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Old 08-01-2008, 10:49 AM   #2
Arien Malec
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Originally Posted by Emily Mattes View Post
I started Olympic Lifting about a month ago, and it is freakin' fantastic. My technique is improving and my lifts are going up. I lift about four days a week.

However, at some point I'd also like to try the Starting Strength program to see where it takes me. I'm not ready to do that just yet--I'm having too much damn fun right now. So, if you were me, how would you time the SS program with your Olympic lifting?
If you've just started oly lifting, you are hopefully working with fairly light weights working primarily on technique.

Given that, it should be possible to work in a SS linear progression approach ASAP. Earlier is better to ensure the most linear progress before stall out.

Just work in your technique prior to the SS work. Perhaps alternate hang power movements in the power clean slot in the SS template as well to work on less technique dependent power.

For a 4 day template, perhaps:

M: sn med, c&j med, sq 3x5, press 3x5, dl: 1x5
Tu: light technique work (tall snatches, cleans, snatch balance, etc.)
W: rest
Th: sn, c&j med, sq 3x5, bp 3x5, hps
F: rest
Sa: sn, c&j med, sq 3x5, press 3x5, dl: 1x5
Su: rest
M: sn, c&j med, sq 3x5, bp: 3x5, hpc
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