as for squats im staying in 8+ reps for the first 4 weeks then im going to do mid rep stuff like 5x5 for a few weeks. i have it kinda planned but for weights, the workouts are made depending on how i am feeling at the time. Originally i was gonna do a max strength phase after that, but im thinking about not doing too formal of a MaxS phase since im still relatively untrained and might not be appropriate or needed. What are you thoughts on that?
As for cleans, they are not nearly as difficult as i thought they would be. i can easily finish the session with no problems. I find keeping track of the time more difficult than actually completing the workout. I think they are helping me but i find them boring an monotonous and cant wait to be done with them.
Its very different from anything i have ever done, in the past i usually stayed with lower reps and heavier weight. But overall i like it, im not sure how much it has helped since i have only been doing it for 3 sessions, but i will retest my max clean in week 4, so that will provide some feedback. I personally dont like doing 3x10 with olympic lifts and feel this is much better. The only bad things so far is it does take a beating on your wrists and timing the rest between sets and keeping track of how many sets you have done is annoying to say the least.
Notes: I missed/didnt have time for training.
Originally i had tomorrow as an off day but since i missed training the past two days and i really dont feel like taking 3 days off, i am just going to make next week an 8 day training week and start it tomorrow.
well, i tried doing it the way where you do a squat through into a pushup and then accelerate and just found it very uncomfortable so i just prefer to do a squat throw not necessarily going for distance on the throw but releasing the med ball at an angle that i can then follow up with an accel
as far as the upper weights situation i have never seen or thought of the one you proposed but i really like and i am going to give to use it now, thank you