So ever since I started the whole squatting everyday thing, I was obsessed. I started it as a mean to keep my strength level up as I was dieting down to lose body fat. Somehow, my 1RM squat went from 365 to 415 while I dropped my bw from 200 to 172 (where it’s currently at). Now, I’m a firm believer in training with this approach.
Something came up which impeded my ability to go to the gym on a daily basis. I took this opportunity to switch to a higher volume training since I wasn’t making much progress anymore. I jumped on Smolov (mistake). After running through the base cycle, I ended up with 1RM at a very grindy 405 … a weight that I could do with ease almost everyday prior to this. After that, I hopped on to a linear periodization program and found that it’s boring as hell and that I just want to squat every time I enter the gym. In addition, my knee pain (which disappeared when I maxed daily) came back.
I decided to go back into my daily squatting mode but my approach this time has to be a bit different since last time I sort of just winged it. I looked up the Squat Nemesis program and I’ve also gotten a lot of info from C4G (thanks). I will be following something similar to the Nemesis program and I will what I think is the most important aspect about Bulgarian training that I have learned from C4G, which is that it is all numbers and to always PR.
I don’t plan on competing anytime soon, but I do want to get strong. I also want to bring my military press up which is lacking so I am replacing bench with military press (still benching once a week though).
Day 1: Back Squat/Bench/Row
Day 2: Front Squat/Press/Pull-Ups
Day 3: Back Squat/Press/Deadlift
Day 4: Front Squat/Press/Pull-Ups
Day 5: Back Squat/Press/Deadlift