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Chelsea's Leg Saver


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This is a cycle intended for athletes who can't manage frequent or intense squatting; it uses relatively low-intensity squats twice weekly. It also loads for only 2 weeks before unloading, so it's good for athletes who can't manage longer burdening periods.

"Excellent program for those dealing with any lower body issues while still maintaining leg strength and increases numbers little by little. I was also recovering from a shoulder issue going in to this program and I hit a comfortable 10kg push press 3RM within a week and a half!" - John E.

Good For:
  • Lifters who need to squat infrequently
  • Lifters who need shorter burdening periods
  • Overhead strength & stability
  • Competition lift improvement relative to squat strength
Notes: Some exercises use feel to determine weights; avoid grinding reps or failure

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Sample Week

Week 1 Day 1 Monday
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  • Snatch Pull + Snatch + Overhead Squat – 65% x 1+2+1 x 5
  • Snatch Deadlift on Riser – 85%x5x3
  • Back Squat – 65%x5x5
  • Back Squat Jump (% of Back Squat) – 20%x5x3
Week 1 of 9 – Chelsea’s Leg Saver

This is a cycle intended for athletes who can't manage frequent or intense squatting; it uses relatively low-intensity squats twice weekly. It also loads for only 2 weeks before unloading, so it's good for athletes who can't manage longer burdening periods.

Volume: Low-Moderate
Intensity: Moderate

Good For:
  • Lifters who need to squat infrequently
  • Lifters who need shorter burdening periods
  • Overhead strength & stability
  • Competition lift improvement relative to squat strength
Notes:
  • Some exercises use feel to determine weights; avoid grinding reps or failure


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Week 1 Day 2 Tuesday
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  • Power Jerk + Pause Jerk + Jerk (hold in split for 3 sec) – 65% x 1+1+1 x 5
  • Overhead Squat (2 sec eccentric; 3 sec pause in bottom) – 65%x3x4
  • Push Press – 65%x5x4


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Week 1 Day 3 Wednesday
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  • Muscle Snatch – 3x5
  • Power Clean – 65%x3x5
  • Jerk Dip Squat – 75%x5x4
  • 1-Arm DB Overhead Walk - 3x50m/each arm


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Week 1 Day 4 Thursday
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  • Clean Pull + Clean + Jerk – 65% x 1+2+1 x 5
  • Clean Deadlift on Riser – 85%x5x3
  • Front Squat – 65%x4x5
  • Box Jump – 3x3


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Week 1 Day 5 Friday
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Rest Day

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Week 1 Day 6 Saturday
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  • Tall Snatch – 3x5
  • Snatch + Overhead Squat + Snatch + Snatch Balance – 70% x 1+1+1+1 x 5
  • Clean + Front Squat + Jerk + Clean + Jerk – 70% x 1+1+1+1+1 x 5
  • Snatch Push Press – 65%x5x4


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Week 1 Day 7 Sunday
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Rest Day

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3 Comments
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John Erik Eustaquio
March 26 2017
Excellent program for those dealing with any lower body issues while still maintaining leg strength and increases numbers little by little. I was also recovering from a shoulder issue going in to this program and I hit a comfortable 10kg push press 3RM within a week and a half!
Lily Astralaga
March 10 2019
Really excited about this program but I only workout 4 days a week what days should.my focus be on?
Lily - If you're only available to train 4 days a week, you can always spread out the exercises on one of the days to the other days to still get all of the exercises in. Does that makes sense?

Alyssa Sulay