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David Stout 01-30-2008 10:50 AM

Re: Best SS + CF hybrid?
Tim will know for sure, but I think technically Starting Strength has it 3x5, but 5x3 is also programmed as in Practical Programming. Coach Rippetoe has also stated on ************:

[QUOTE]I use 5 sets of 3 cleans, instead of sets of 5, because I don't want technique to deteriorate due to fatigue on a technical lift like a clean or a snatch.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]Question: Just to clarify from SS (2nd Ed). Power cleans are done for five sets of three reps. Is this correct?

Response from Coach Rippetoe: I like that pretty well.[/QUOTE]

Tim Donahey 01-30-2008 11:04 AM

Re: Best SS + CF hybrid?
I like 5x3 myself. Could be done either way though, but the shorter sets ensure better technique, especially as the weights get heavier.

Erik Eliassen 01-30-2008 12:13 PM

Re: Best SS + CF hybrid?
Thanks guys! I'll go with that then :)

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