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Old 11-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
Brian Thompson
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Default Strength before Oly?

Hi everyone, (very) new to the world of weightlifting but enjoying it so far. I have followed a basic linear progression strength program for the last few months but found myself attracted to the olympic lifts and decided to learn them with the aid of a coach.

My questions are:

1.) What would you guys do if you were a total noob who still has a ways to go in his linear progression and can still amass quite a bit of strength? Should I milk my basic strength program (Squats, deads, etc.) as far as it will go and just practice technique on the oly lifts or switch to an olympic program?

2.) Is it possible to program in a way that mixes the two to a certain degree? For example can I still squat, bench and deadlift and throw in snatches and c&j or is that verboten?
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