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Smolov Jr Squat Predictions?


#1

After a very successful Smolovjr(225->264lbs) for bench before christmas I decided to run a Smolov jr for squat after NYE. Well I have my last day on Saturday and will perform 3 plates 10x3 WITHOUT a belt.

My old rm was 352lbs with belt. What can I expect as new RM with belt after this cycle. Im really hoping to hit 4 plates but well see.


#2

Ιt will be up.That’s all we can say for sure.But why bother with a routine like smolov at such an early stage of your lifting career?


#3

well its only 3 weeks and its only Smolov JR. And Im not experiencing any issues squatting 4 times per week with the current volume so I dont feel its any difference than doing squats like 3 times a week with 5x5 o/w.

EDIT: I think Id be more busted doing 5x5 with 286 for 3 weeks than smolov imho.


#4

That makes sense.For some weird reason I thought smolov jr was longer
And to be honest I hate 5x5 for anyone else than a total beginner


#5

Well did 140kg 10x3 beltless. Heavy as fuk lol. Im excited for my 1rm now. Im pretty sure 170kg will go with belt and hope to hit 180kg.


#6

Well did my maxout today and I set a new pr @ 374(170kg)

missed out hard on 400(180kg). But still a 22(10kg) increase.

I think ive might have rushed it, and shouldve waited maybe 1 or 2 more days, but I just wanted to do it today lol.

oh well guess my 4 plates will wait a few more months