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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: Oly Lifters

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    Oly Lifters

    Well I always lived by squat bench and deadlift but never had much interest in olympic lifts. But recently i've found myself researching it and watching countless videos of olympic lifting on youtube. I was wondering if a experienced olympic lifter could give me a run down of how to pair up olypmic lifts in a body part split or if i need to re design my whole routine. It already revovles around compound moves.
    Mon-Chest
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    As long as I still get to do my main 3 compound moves I don't mind making a routine to focus on learning olympic lifts. I've tried to find a real coach near by but had no luck yet.


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    Honestly, your best bet is to redesign your program. Olympic lifting doesn't fit well into a body-part split as it hits nearly everything. I'd recommend something like a 4 day split:

    Day 1:
    Snatch
    Snatch pulls
    Back Squats

    Day 2:
    C&J
    clean pulls
    Bench (if you have to)

    Day 3:
    Snatch
    Cleans
    RDLs

    Day 4:
    Snatch or clean pulls
    Front Squats
    Some Pressing exercise

    Something like this is a fairly good intro program and still gets you your benching. It doesn't have any true deadlifts in it, but between pulls and the lifts themselves, you'll be taking a decent amount of stuff from the floor.

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    Word.

    Whatever you do you should include things like front squats, overhead squats, high pulls, power cleans, jerks from the rack, hang snatches, and drop snatches in addition to actually snatching and clean and jerking.

    JHarris's suggestion for a routine looks like a pretty good one. I've recently gotten more into the olympic lifts, as well, and have started seeing an oly coach every Saturday. I'm definitely improving!
    5'9" 195 lbs
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    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


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    Thanks everyone, I over looked them a while. But I been doing my research on them. Alot of the fighters at a gym I train at are re designing there weight regimens around olympic lifts and i'm getting tired of the body split routine. Now I just need to find a credible coach to tell me about how much form will suck at first and help me improve. The boxing/grappling coaches at my gym know about just that but with weights there a little off ( think typical high school football coach knowledge).
    January 07-164 pounds
    *Bulking*
    Deccember 07 - 225 pounds

    June 08 - 205
    *Currently Cutting*
    Goal-190

    November 08-238 pounds
    *Bulking till January 1st*

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    DEFINITELY try to find a good coach in your area. Is there a weightlifting club near you? That would be your best bet. Where do you live?
    5'9" 195 lbs
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    BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


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    Wilson, NC. I train at a worlds gym currently. No bumper plates or areas for oly lifts really
    January 07-164 pounds
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    Deccember 07 - 225 pounds

    June 08 - 205
    *Currently Cutting*
    Goal-190

    November 08-238 pounds
    *Bulking till January 1st*

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    If you're willing to drive some, try here. Talk to Randy Long.

    Raleigh: Capital Fitness, 509 W. North St. (S. Glenwood area). Phone 919-834-8400. Contact Randy Long, Reality Workouts. www.realityworkouts.com, Randy@realityworkouts.com, 919-553-8239, 919-389-3386. Capital Fitness has no platform, but has bumpers, and rubberized floor space for lifting.
    5'9" 195 lbs
    DL 600x1
    SQ 490x1 (raw)
    BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


    My Training Journal
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    "Most people don't want to learn new things. They only want to hear about things that validate crap they're already doing." - Mike Boyle

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    Nice. Raliegh is like 35 minutes for me so that's perfect. I'm off work the first week in july and making a trip to raliegh so i'm definatley looking into this. A 35 minute drive to train is worth it if it makes me a better athlete.
    January 07-164 pounds
    *Bulking*
    Deccember 07 - 225 pounds

    June 08 - 205
    *Currently Cutting*
    Goal-190

    November 08-238 pounds
    *Bulking till January 1st*

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