Many athletes love to do the Olympic-style weight lifts, derivatives, combinations, and even sub-family of drills. I love what athletes love to do, and I know that many of them simply enjoy the lifts because they provide excitement. Learning from powerlifting, other exercises may provide ways to address needed development, but a mental break is necessary when things become a little dry. While the development of a world-class weightlifter might not need drills and specific alternate exercises, some sport athletes who are not as enamored with training tend to find a break in just doing other movements. It’s not that the athletes stop working hard—doing the same exercises over and over just burns them out.
In this way you will perform both the OSW and HIT routines three times every two weeks. Use the O-lifting days as technique polishing opportunity and active recovery days. Still train hard and heavy, however, do not train to failure and strive to always leave a few reps in the tank. On the HIT days perform single sets to failure of a handful of movements and strive to take each set to the limit. This can be an excellent way to combine these two styles of lifting, reaping the maximum benefit each has to offer while maintaining a balance between stimulus and recovery.