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Old 12-11-2008, 12:19 PM   #11
Hugh Gilmore
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Thanks Arien for the input so now what i have is either two choices. Im kinda swaying towards gregs prog in the book just after reading it again and my goals for the snatch and clean and jerk are simply there because i know that when Ive acheived them i will be able to essentially perform better interms of Hurling (Native Irish field sport )

From my understanding ss will develop strength but that im actually looking to increase my explosiveness hence the Olift sway. I hope this makes sense.

and thanks again for the inputs guys.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:18 PM   #12
Arien Malec
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Originally Posted by Hugh Gilmore View Post
1: deadlifts with a olift clean type variation rather than a rip style DL
2: a high bar back squat would transfer better to Oly lifts.

Will my strength gains be slower if i use these variations of the lifts or should i stick with the SS /practical programming style of these lifts?
Yes, your absolute strength gains will be slower, particularly as measured by something like CFT or PL totals, but likely with other functional measures of strength as well. Your sports-specific strength will be higher as applied to olympic lifting. So if that's your aim, go that route.

If your aims are to get as strong and powerful as possible and you have no specific desires to compete in olympic lifting, go with SS, but make sure you do the cleans (and probably snatches as well).
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:44 PM   #13
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My answer then is

in terms of increasing my overall power and strength and my ability to express it via sprinting jumping hitting with in a field sport, my best option is to do SS with a extra day foucused on working up to my max clean and jerk and snatch along with a olift warm up on ss days.

Thanks again for the input everyone much appreciated.

going to start this monday cant wait.
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