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Old 05-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
Brandon Enos
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If one were to take deadlifting out of their program for ~2 months or so, but were rotating cleans and snatches (ie Day A was clean, Day B was snatch). Do you believe they would see any significant loss in pounds when returning to deadlifts? If so, how much would you guess?

Here's a rough draft of the program Im putting together (note this is going to be after I get done with the ME Black Box variant Im on right now and the exercises are in no particualr order yet):

Done Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

A Day -
Back Squat
Bench Press
Chinup
Clean

B Day -
Front Squat
Standing Press
Pullup
Snatch

Followed by abdominal and grip work.

And yes, I did get the base template from SS, but modified it a bit based on my goals.

I dont really need deadlifting in my program right now with my goals, but at the same time, dont want to see any significant loss in numbers when I go back.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:44 AM   #2
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Hard to say without your numbers. Is your clean way lower than you dl? If so, you might lose some dl simply b/c you are never pulling heavy, for example.

Anyway, if your goals aren't dl dependent, stoppy worrying about your dl for now.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:45 AM   #3
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Also, I'd not use the order of exercises, personally. High skill moves come first in my book, before any fatigue sets in.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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I've just been focussing on O-lifts since December, each week my training will typically look something like this:

Session 1:
Snatches
Rack Jerks
Back Squats
Snatch pulls

Session 2:
Power Snatches
Power Cleans
Back Squats
Snatch pulls

Session 3:
Clean and jerks
Power Snatches from blocks
Front Squats
Clean pulls

Session 4:
Snatches
Clean and Jerks
Back Squats
Snatch pulls

And then I'll also do Back extensions, GHSP, Weighted overhead abmat situps, rolling medball situps, planks and other core type stuff atleast 3 times a week and then plyometric stuff twice a week.

I haven't touched deadlifts since November and just re did my max today for fun and got 270kg (a new pb by 10lbs)-to give you an idea of where its at in relation to my clean and snatch pulls, typically the clean pulls are done at 85kg and snatch pulls at 65kgs.

So laying off deadlifts didnt hurt mine at all, but I think that has more to do with the strength my core has gained than anything else.

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:30 PM   #5
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Yeah, frankly at least doing some form of oly (speed lifts) should at the very least keep your lift numbers up unless you have an elite deadlift... then you might lose some strength.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:36 AM   #6
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Since your fast pulls are so much lighter, you might lose some dl number if you neglect any heavy pulls, maybe not. Again, if it ain't central to your goal, stop worrying.
I'd still do back squats after pulls. 2 limb exercises after 4 limb exercises. But thats just me and Dr. Hewie.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:08 AM   #7
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From Jan to Jun I did an Oly lift routine (after a year of SS). My DL 5RM dropped from 315 to 285, although my squat stayed the same.
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:44 AM   #8
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"The best way to train the deadlift is to not train the deadlift."

Everything core and POS Chain will actually assist\increase deadlift pulling. My recent PR came after over a month of not doing deadlift, but rather changing focus to box squats, good mornings, sled pulling GPP training, heavy standing abdominal work and as many pullups as I have reasonably been able to squeeze in.

If you are progressing in exercises like the power clean and pullups, you actually should gain DL and the very least maintain. Instantaneous force numbers for time * velocity * weight will actually be higher than static effort deadlifts for much less bar weight because of the highly increased velocity.
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