I did Smolov from early January to early April of this year. I had immense success with it. I am debating running Smolov again in August and was thinking about what to do along with it.
Last time I did Smolov, I did 1 push and 1 pull compound exercise for upperbody to keep it simple since it is very exhausting squating 3 and 4 times per week.
I thought I might implement DC for my upperbody exercises.
I figured that DC is intense, but it is also lower in volume which is good since Smolov is extremely high in volume.
The standard DC split is:
Since Smolov calls for squating 3 and 4 times per week, I would have to change it.
Here is my tentative idea (subject to your feedback):
Bach Thickness (I would have to be very careful the exercises I choose for back thickness since Smolov will already be hitting my lower back hard)
I would basically be hitting A, rest 1 day, B, rest 1 day, etc, etc. I don’t necessarly try to fit my schedule into the days of the week.
Please, any thoughts on exercise order, good back thickness exercises that would fit well with Smolov, or any other feedback is appreciated. I have a lot of time to set up a good plan for August.