I have been running smolov, and have just tested my new max after the base mesocycle ready for the intense mesocycle - have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results. I started with a 140kg max, but calculated with 145kg as I am not that advanced and felt I had a lot more to come; well, testing today, I hit a raw - belt and wraps only - 170kg!(Sorry for the exclaimation mark but I was thrilled with that).
I am around 79kg body weight and 15 years old, my other lifts are as follows:
Start of Base:
Bench-107.5kg (I did Sm. Jr. for bench at the same time, put small gains down to fatigue)
Deadlift-152.5kg(tested today after squats, so maybe more in me)
Anyway, what have other people done in terms of deadlifting during the switching phase? I would like to do some, as I did only speed pulls in the base and my deadlift could do with a bit of extra work. Thoughts? Any experience would be appreciated.
Edit: Here’s a link to the 170kg Squat - I know knees buckle slightly, but it is a 30kg PB and not the norm. http://youtu.be/J6Mm_uNKbnE