Bench Press: 5×5 @ 50% of 1RM
Snatch: 1RM (test)
This workout kicks off the beginning of our next strength cycle. A number of very impressive PRs were reached during the last (press) strength cycle, so let’s continue that momentum!
There are some benefits to performing and practicing Olympic weight lifts: they increase power, jumping ability, sprinting speed, body composition, and flexibility.
Although many athletes don’t want to necessarily compete in these sort of events, many athletes still perform these exercises as a normal routine, because of the number of benefits associated with these lifts. Using multiple muscle groups to perform lifts burns more calories, and allows growth, because of the stress placed on the body.