Programming Question for accessory lifts
I've been wrestling back and forth with a topic (partly being experimented with, at the moment) and would like to see what others think.
Assume you're training a weightlifter with something like the Joe Mills 20/20 program, and the chief concern is increasing the snatch and the clean & jerk. Do you squat after the workout or on different days?
On the different day side, I like that you get to cut the workout a bit shorter and can be fresher for the squats. On the other hand, I don't want to the lifter to be able to squat so heavy on the other days that it impacts his improvements in the classic lifts the next day.
To further that thought, I've been pondering about the volume of warm-up sets. I've always used low reps to warm up. However, by using higher reps to warm up, you're again limiting the amount of weight that can be squatted at the top set.
Does anyone have much experience as to differences in recovery with an overall increase in tonnage versus a higher top weight?
Ultimately, I'm just going to have to try it out and see, but I don't want to make a kid suffer through a 3 hour workout if it's a horrible idea.