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After Smolov...

After I’ve completed Smolov, I’m wanting to do something slightly kinder on my joints before I run it again and I’m just wanting to know a few things:

A) Is running smolov every 6 to 8 months going to be too frequent
B) Which would be a more constructive follow up to Smolov, 5/3/1 for Powerlifting, 5x5 Madcow or Sheiko?
C) I’ve gained a shit load of weight already and I’m only half way through my base mesocycle how can I keep it down without compromising recovery?

Cheers!!!

in for answers as well. Will be finishing smolov in 1 week.