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Old 06-07-2010, 03:10 PM   #6
Gant Grimes
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Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike View Post
what he said...

plus. ditch all that other crap.

JK. i know Gant has had great luck advancing multiple qualities at once for his sports, but there is a big mental balancing act that plays in here. If I were in your shoes, I'd simplify the hell out of it. you're trying to get better at three things. I'd pick one, then an understudy, third place rides in the back of the truck. i don't believe in periodization as much as prioritization. if the big lifts are slowing, WOD gets hind tit. if the oly lifts are getting crummy, go to program minimum on the 531 stuff and up the frequency and volume of the the Olympic lifts and expect to just hold your ground on the others.
Dave is absolutely right. It can be done, but it takes some savvy.

I've just gotten grizzled to the point that if someone wants to get better at X, Y, and Z and they're actually training X, Y, and Z in some way, then I'm just amazed to the point I ignore the other bits.

I suppose I've come to accept 20% programming slop.
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