so i've finished Smolov Week 1, 190lbs 4x9, 202.5lbs 5x7, 216lbs 7x5, and 230lbs 10x3.
i just was at the gym and went for 205lbs 4x9, but i missed the very last rep (9/9/9/8). i took 5mins between 1st and 2nd sets, 5.5mins between 2nd and 3rd sets, and 6mins between 3rd and 4th sets.
i have 2 questions:
- the Smolov writeup advises +20lbs from 1st to 2nd week, but that is for lifters with higher squats. i figured out that, proportionately, i should be adding +10lbs. however, i tried +15lbs because i had heard that lighter lifters gain poundage faster than heavier lifters on Smolov.
judging from the length of my rest times and the fact that i failed the very last rep, have i added too much weight from the 1st to 2nd week?
- what were your rest times between sets for the 2nd and 3rd weeks? Modi told me his rest times for the first week, and those worked pretty well for me.
thanks a lot!