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EFS 2010-10-18

Hello Greg,

I've been having trouble with a flare up of bursitis in my hip and low back when I do back squats lately - welcome to the wonderful world of being 43! I've noticed it does not bother me so much when I front squat. I'm 6'6"and have issues staying upright when I back squat which probably at least exacerbates the issues. Question: Where do you fall in the time honored debate of replacing back squats with front squats? Is this kind of like splitting hairs?

Thanks Much

Steve S. 2010-10-18
Back Squat - 207#x3x10
Snatch Pull - 160#x3x2 - should have gone heavier on these
Snatch DL - 185#x3x1
EricB in IL 2010-10-18
Hi Greg,

A couple of months ago someone had asked for a 3 days-a-week program. Now that my endurance racing season is over for the year, I plan on starting this program. I just wanted to clarify that the protocol in your earlier response is still "reps x sets" just like the regular CA program. For example on Day 1 it is 3 sets of 5 reps of front squat.

Thank you again for all you do in the Oly community. I am looking forward to increasing my Sn and C&J numbers.
Greg Everett 2010-10-18
EFS - You'll be fine replacing back squats with fronts.
Greg Everett 2010-10-18
EricB - As long as there is "weight x" in front of the numbers, it is weight x reps x sets. If you see a set/rep prescription without a weight, it's sets x reps.
Alfred "Skinny Guy" 2010-10-18
Snatch Pull-175#


Jeff 2010-10-18
BS: 215
snatch pull: 150
snatch DL: 160 (should have been 165, but I just noticed this now)
CW 2010-10-19
Back Squat: 160lb x 3 x 10

No time for Snatch pulls and deadlifts
Mike T. 2010-10-19
My schedule is kinda all screwed up -- I had family visiting and am still battling this hip soreness/bursitis, etc.

Snatched and clean and jerked up.

Missed 95 on the snatch
Missed 120 on C+J.

Not too far off from my PRs (100 and 131) so I have hope. Hope to get back on schedule today.
Rob Sheldon 2010-10-19
BS: 235
Snatch Pull: 175
Snatch Deadlift: 195
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