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Old 11-28-2011, 09:36 AM   #5
Lincoln Brigham
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Re: Beginner Oly lifting programming

I'm not a big fan of template programs for beginners, to start with. This one in particular has too many power versions of the lifts and not enough (any?) of the full squat versions.

Olympic weightlifting requires flexibility, technique, speed, and strength. Of those four variables, which ones do you suck the most at? That's what your program needs to focus on.

Note that there is no stretchingin the QWA program. Why not? Not everyone has the necessary flexibility. Note that there's a heavy emphasis on strength building exercises and not a lot of technique drills. Why not? I've met plenty of beginners who were very strong but had lousy technique. In short, this program is way too generic for my taste.
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