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  • Power snatch + 2 snatch - 65% x 2 sets; 70% x 3 sets
  • Jerk - 70% x 3 x 2; 75% x 3 x 3
  • Clean pull - 90% x 7 x 4
  • Back squat - 60% x 8; 65% x 8; 70% x 6; 75% x 6 x 2
  • V-ups - 3 x 15
Week 1

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toomuch 1 | 2009-08-30
greg, thank u for all the help.i know i asked this b4, but want to make sure,its one power snatch then2full snatchs=1rep is that right? thank u
Greg Everett 2 | 2009-08-30
1 power snatch + 2 snatches = 1 set
Zach 3 | 2009-08-30
Greg, I'm planning to start the program this week, and was wondering if this is the right spot. The Monday notation doesn't match the 'Info' section notation. Is this a new program or a new cycle? Thanks
Greg Everett 4 | 2009-08-30
This is the first week of a 12-week cycle.
Andrew 5 | 2009-08-30
Greg, What kind of cycle is this compared to the last one? These are some great WODs. Thank you, Andrew
Greg Everett 6 | 2009-08-30
This will be a considerably higher volume strength cycle than most I've done here before, but like all of them will by the end transition to heavy snatching and clean & jerking.
Andrew O 7 | 2009-08-30
Thanks Greg, it sounds great! Andrew
Andrew Makely 8 | 2009-08-31
Dumb question, whats a v-up? Didnt see it in the exercise section
Andrew 9 | 2009-08-31
OK I'm a moron, figured it out.
Zach S 10 | 2009-08-31
I am masters age(36) does the WOD apply to a lifter my age--I have been following the beginners routine outlined in your book.Recovery has been an issue last 2 years.
Greg Everett 11 | 2009-08-31
Zach - If recovery is an issue, this cycle will probably too much for you. If you go back in the archives and find the start of an older cycle (look for a Monday with an S1w1, strength week 1 or similar), those cycles will be considerably lower volume and may work for you. You still may find you need to drop some sets here and there.
Cory 12 | 2009-08-31
yeah this one is pretty tough but I love it!
Christopher 13 | 2009-08-31
PS: 85x2,91x1,95x1 Jerk: 115x4 {scaled - form is off} CPull: 150x4 BS: 135x8,145x8,155x6,170x5,165x5 not sure I have anything left for tomorrow.
Andrew 14 | 2009-08-31
Power Snatch + 2xSnatch: 95x2, 101x3 Jerk: 140x2, 150x3 Clean Pull: 185x4 Back Squat: 156, 170, 185 (BW), 195x2 and v-ups Most happy with the back squat. I feel like I am finally getting this lift. Tomorrow might be a little rough. We'll see... Thanks, Andrew
Chris Bullard 15 | 2009-08-31
Is the percentage on the Power Snatch/Snatch Combo supposed to be a percentage of the Power Snatch or the Snatch. I did it off the Snatch...tough.
Greg Everett 16 | 2009-08-31
Percent is of snatch
Eric Egan 17 | 2009-08-31
this was my first ever CA WOD and i am very impressed.
Eric Egan 18 | 2009-08-31
Power Snatch + 2xSnatch: 80x2, 90x3 Jerk: 125x2, 130x3 Clean Pull: 155x4 Back Squat: 155, 165, 180 , 190x2 v-ups: 3x15
Jody Woodland 19 | 2009-09-01
PSN+2SN: 115#x2, 125#x3 JK: 155#x3x2, 165#x3x3 CL pull: 205#x7x4 BS: 225#x8, 240#x8, 255#x6, 275#x6x2 V-up: 3x15
Brett 20 | 2009-09-01
Power snatch + 2 snatch - 120 x 2; 130 x 3 Jerk - 170 x 3 x 2; 185 x 3 x 3 Clean pull - 220 x 7 x 4 Back squat - 200 x 8; 220 x 8; 235 x 6; 250 x 6 x 2 V-ups - 3 x 15 Having to workout late after running the evening CF classes hurts!
Chris Bullard 21 | 2009-09-02
PS+2S = 146x2/156x3 Jerk = 185x3x2/200x3x3 Clean Pull = 235x7x4 BS = 205x8/225x8/235x6/245x6x2 PM 5 rounds 95# Power Snatch x15 400m run 15:33
Brent 22 | 2009-09-04
PS+2S - 125x2, 125x3 Jerk - 172x3x2, 185x3x3 Clean pull - 225x7x4 Back Squat - 196x8, 215x8, 230x6, 245x6x2 V-ups 3x15
Grant 23 | 2012-03-19
Hey Greg, in your section, "about the program". It says that it goes loading/sets/reps, so is tht correct with this program cos tht would mean for the back Squats it's 6 sets of 2 at the end, so a total of 8 sets, I'm guessing it means 2 sets of 6 reps to make 5 sets total on back squat. Thanks
Steve Pan 24 | 2012-03-19
Grant - It is 2 sets of 6 reps at 75% for those last sets. It will always be loading X reps X sets or if there is no load specified it will just be sets then reps.
Jordan 25 | 2013-04-17
Hi Greg, I'm about a week into this program so far and loving it. I was wondering though what sort of rest periods you would recommend? My coach said as a rough guide use 60 second rests for lighter weights, and 2mins for heavier (anything north of 75-80%). Would that be a safe bet? Thanks.
Steve Pan 26 | 2013-04-18
Jordan - A few minutes between sets should be good. Make sure you are rested enough to make good lifts and keep things sharp, but don't rest so long where you are getting cold. You can take longer rests on squats to recover between sets if needed.
jackson 27 | 2013-08-19
When it says somewhere 80% x1 x2 is that 1 set 2 reps? Or 1 rep 2 sets?
Steve Pan 28 | 2013-08-21
Jackson - That is 80% for 2 sets of 1 rep. Check the Program Help section for more information on notation.
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