Thank you sir. I will have to say the same to you. I enjoyed reading your smolov log. I am too scared to try it
Oh, give it a try. It’s only 13 weeks, you’ve got plenty of time before the Raw Unity Meet right?
I would really like to, but im not sure what it will do to my bench and deadlift if I do.
How did the rest of your lifts hold up during it? Do you think it would be worth doing the 3 week base meso only? [/quote]
They held pretty steady. I didn’t DL at all except for some speed deads during the switching phase. I ran the Smolov Jr. for my Bench, but cut the volume in half, and stretched the program out by only doing 2 bench workouts a week. Bench might have even gone up a little, which is rare for me.
I think I liked the Base better than the intense just for the set/rep scheme, and I got bigger gains out of the base, so it’s probably worth just doing that.
If you can handle the volume, then go for it. If not, then work up to 3 Squat sessions/wk, or run the intro microcycle first. I got 85lbs out of the whole program, and 50 out of the Base. 50lbs in 3 weeks. I put 25lbs on my Squat in the 52 weeks before that…