what about doing 3x3 and then 20 rep squats twice a week?
or is that too much
also, i squat parallel
smolov looks decent but my squat #s are so bad it’s probably not aggressive enough
Lol @ Smolov not being aggressive enough. Try it. Just try it. I’ve never had a program more aggressive than Smolov. It WILL put meat on,your squat…or beat you senseless if you dont eat and stretch and foam roll enough. You hVe to make sure all your reps are deep tho, thats the hard trick to it. Can’t cut depth as the weight goes up…thats what gets everybody.[/quote]
on the smolov page it says beginners would get better gains doing stronglifts or another program though?
Very true. I was mostly commenting on your “doesn’t look hard enough” reply.
Likely you have no coordination at the actual squat/your technique sucks. If you can legitimately hack squat 400 lbs but not back squat 225, then you need some serious work on your technique[/quote]
yeah, was just saying my squat #'s are so low its probably not a good idea to do smolov
did 175x6 and 155x10 today (was going for 20 but my back was killing me… mustve been good morning-ing the weight a little bit)
still not sure if I would make better gains doing them 2x a week or 3x… has anyone done 20 rep squats 3x a week (seems a little brutal), plus a heavy set(like 4-8)? I remember stalling out on hack squats when I was doing that