I recently not too long ago got off a back injury [/quote]
I don’t see why you think running Smolov is a good idea if you just injured your back. Smolov takes a MASSIVE toll on your body, and if there is ANYTHING that’s wrong, you are going to get injured.
Believe me. I wanted to try Smolov when I was over-enthusiastic and didn’t know better. Wanted to bring up my laughable 285 olympic squat. I was completely dedicated to my training to the extent that I was taking ice baths in feburary for recovery and taking all showers with as cold water as possible to build mental toughness.
I had my entire week’s worth of eating written out on a template and recorded my “meal compliance.” I was so excited over the idea of adding about 50 pounds to my squat.
Within three weeks I’d injured my hip severely enough to not be able to squat again for a few months.
Smolov is NOT for you.
You just got off a back injury. Fix that before you even THINK about trying Smolov, because if you’re not squatting absolutely perfectly, you’re asking for an even worse injury.