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  1. #1
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    Apr 2022

    Default PC alternative for novices / higher deadlift frequency

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    The book says a novice should do deadlifts every single workout for a short period of time before the weight goes up a good amount and switch to alternating between DL and PC.

    I learned how to deadlift under a coach's supervision but never did power cleans. I don't want to risk doing them wrong by learning it on my own since it's a much more sophisticated movement.

    I do want to train deadlifts every single workout. I think it's good for keeping my form and I enjoy the movement too.

    Is there a version of the novice programming that doesn't involve PCs but more DLs? Maybe a light DL day?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Garage of GainzZz


    Why do you think you are unable to teach yourself the PC? Alternatively, why not return to your coach (who is???), and ask him to teach you?

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    Jan 2019

  4. #4
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    Mar 2015
    Akron, OH


    You can figure out how to clean on your own. Post videos in the technique forum when you have problems, and we'll help you.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2022


    SSC Paul Horn recommends on the TM to do Monday 3x5 (85% of Intensity Day Deadlift), Wednesday 3xAMRAP Chins, Friday 1x5 (1x3>1x2>1x1). This is for Intermediate programming though. Video. Try learning the PC yourself until RIP tells you to get a coach.


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