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Old 08-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #3
Eric Birkner
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Josh, thanks for the feedback.

I realize the two goals are polar opposites of each other, but now that I am dropping swimming and biking from my training, I thought (probably naively) I could step up my lifting just a tad. My schedule over the summer included lifting only on Mondays and Thursdays, where I would do power cleans, squat, and shoulder press on Mondays and power snatches, deadlift, and bench press on Thursdays. Pullups were also thrown in on either of those days. I basically maintained my strength on SQ & DL by using a variety of set/rep schemes, including dynamic efforts.

I guess regardless of whether LP plus endurance training is not a good idea or not, I still have the question of whether LP using 3x3 in lieu of 3x5 can be just as effective in gaining strength.
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