Originally Posted by Jay Ashman
you are probably right on about that. I will admit I don't have much experience at all with Oly Lifts, coaching them and planning a cycle around them, but I can admit that instead of faking my way through it. Barbell training however I am golden...
Its an area that I want to learn more about and am reading books about it now to get an idea of how to plan the cycles and what to do.
In the meantime CA has a ton of success with what they do and I don't think anyone can go wrong following their program at all, once I get the equipment needed to do it, I will do a 12 week cycle of theirs.
Here's what I had to do:
1. Bought about 300 pounds in cheap bumper plates (kraiburgs at rubberman);
2. bought a decent bar (York training or Pendlay HD)
3. tossed my ego out the window;
4. thought speed and technical precision;
5. spent tons of time watching videos and asking questions on boards like this on technical issues;
6. read everything I could get my hands on;
7. if you don't have access to a coach, videotape your technical lifts and ask periodic critques on boards like this one seeking technical evaluations;
8. when you get your feed back on your critiques, write it all down, and only focus on one thing each set you perform. Trying to do too many will result in utter confusion.
9. be hella patient; it's a long term process.
All the best,