I figured I'd draft up my own experience with Smolov as I want to reflect on it once I'm done. I'm praying to God I can tough it out the entire cycle. I'll continue to post my thoughts and training log until I'm finished.
The first day was hell. I'd never done that much volume at those weights before. I woke up the next morning sore as f---. The second day was just as bad, if not, worse. I thought I was gonna die in between the first three sets. I also had the feeling that I might throw up (which made me nervous but also proud that I'm doing something right).
The third day (yesterday) wasn't bad at all. I didn't have any soreness in my quads when I woke up. I didn't feel like the weight felt heavy with the high volume. I felt like I breezed through it compared to the first two days.
Granted, I'm only on my fourth day. My 1RM is 325lbs.
Week One Day One:
210lbs 3x8, 230 1x5, 245 2x2, 260 1x1
Week One Day Two:
same as day one
Week One Day Three:
230lbs 4x5, 245 1x3, 260 2x2, 295 1x1
Week One Day Four(today):
Lunges (light weight to stretch thighs): 3x8
Week One Day Five:
Bulgarian Lunges: 3x8
Week One Day Six: