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Old 09-28-2007, 10:24 PM   #11
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The one thing that jumps out at me is the ratio of your front squat to back squat: it's about 90%. Looking at the log you posted, you're using basically the same weights for both those lifts. If I'm not mistaken, your back squat should be higher.

Squats == Strength.

Make good gains on your back squats and you'll see gains in every other lift. I don't do Olympic lifting, so I'll defer to the guys that know, but I think that would help you more than assistance for the snatch and clean.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:38 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input and advise all. Yeah my back to front squat ratio is way out of whack; don't know what that's about...I have a thicker waist so I assume core/trunk strength might have something to do about that?

With my current template, I'm thinking that it's too all over the place; i.e too many exercises and that perhaps I'd see better progress with something extremely basic like Starting Strength. My coach mentioned he might change my template around next cycle and I hope he does, I'm starting to hate going to the gym.

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If you did 3x4, 4x3, or even 2x5 for 5 days a week I'm pretty sure you can put on significant poundages onto your squat.
5-days a week? Am I reading that right?
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:38 PM   #13
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Of cours you're reading it right.

Ever wonder how those oly lifters train 5-6 days a week sometimes twice a day? There's only so much you can do with c&j and snatches and variations of those where you're probably doing something with your legs and arms almost everyday of the week..
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