I’ve made great strides in my sqaut. I’ve gained 30 pounds and added 100 pounds on to my squat in the last six months. Most of that can be attributed to the smolov work outs. I’m in the third week of smolov base, just did 7x5 yesterday. I didn’t use my true max for this. The most I have done was 330x2 right before smolov. So my 1rm was probably 335-340. I put 310 to base my percentages on and it is killing me. I could have probably used 290 and still been miserable.
this is what my work outs have looked like this month.
Monday:210 4x9 70%
Wednesday:230 5x7 75%
Friday:240 7x5 80%
Saturday:260 10x3 85%
Add 20 pounds to each lift for second week and 10 on to that for the third. Then two max lifts will be the forth week.
I’m excited to see what my new lift will be soon. I know I couldn’t get through it at a 330-340 max. Wondering if anyone did. How did you suffer through it?