[quote]RiPPing Time wrote:
I did the base meso cycle a few weeks after I did a russian strength generator program.
Id look into the russian strength gen program as well as a suggestions.
I gained 35 pounds on the russian strength and around 35 on smolov. What I LIKED about the russian strength it was ALOT easier then smolov and increased my strength more then the 5 percent the program said it would. Plus its only 3 times a week so you can do alot more work on other areas of your body.
What I liked about smolov is it forces you to learn work ethic. Every workout is hard and it works. The only thing I looked forward to each session is knowing every session I was making gains. Your legs will grow alot on this program too. Not only that but its a three weeks shorter then russian strength as well if you discount week 4. Id also take a week off before testing.
Be warned its a very very brutal program but since your doin box squats…Im thinking it wont be as bad. If your not used to squatting 4 times a week I wouldnt JUMP right into it tho
thanks for the advice, very helpful, will def consider a week deload before testing.
did you do a sparing amount of upper work while on the base cycle ? I was thinking of keeping it to some form of bench and some pull up/chin up work