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Soviet Training

I wanna do the program from the article Behind the Iron Curtain and I have a question about it.

EXAMPLE:Session 1

Power clean: 1 x 3 @ 55% of one rep max, 3 x 3 @ 65% of one rep max

Push press: 1 x 3 @ 55%, 3 x 3 @ 65%

Back squat: 1 x 5 @ 60%, 3 x 4 @ 70%

Additional loading (if +6 to +12 in the autoregulating scale):

Lunges: 3 x 5 each leg @ 40% of squat

Barbell rowing: 3 x 5 @ 70%

If I get 6+ points should I do the exercises mentioned, or should I do them always and just increase the weight on “better days”.

WT

I interpreted the aditional loading to be done only if over +6. So if +5 you would only do clean, press, & squat. You may want to post on CT’s forum for his clarification tho.