Originally Posted by jwood
I just really enjoy doing them and i like everything gets stronger when i do them. It was more of just a thought not something i definitely plan on doing.
I wanted to get some other opinions on this subject.
Thats reason enough to do them.
You could do an 8 to 12 week cycle where you work oly lift compounds heavily. You can work around not having perfect technical form for the lifts.
The catch phase of the bar is where things take time to really learn. There are several different opinions on training oly lifts, IMO, there's more than one way to skin a cat, possum, racoon, insert critter of preference.
Training to get under the bar on a snatch is way harder than a clean. However, the snatch is awesome!
You could build a program that utilizes all the basic strength moves of oly lifting. Still do the actual lifts, but go heavy on the moves to build strength.
Go lighter on the actual lifts until you really get the feel for getting under the bar and catching while your down.
High pulls with both clean grip, and snatch grip
Standing presses, Push presses, Snatch width presses
There's a few more but you get the idea.
This video is worth watching. Dan John is talking about oly lifting, and covers several areas.
The Video FitCast- Episode 6
Also check out Tommy Kono's vids.
Go have some fun with it. You could still do a bit of chest work but I would put it last in any session. Save the energy for building the delts needed to push heavy weight up. Something to think about.
He must workout.