[quote]Boris B wrote:
i dissagree since the base cycle is more than 2 weeks and works fine for many lifters
You’re welcome to disagree, but how many people do you know PERSONALLY (not through the internet) that have actually finished a Smolov Squat Cycle to the letter to the end? Granted, I don’t talk about Smolov to every lifter I meet, so maybe I’ve met more but I know, personally, one guy.
Can people use it? Of course. Is it the best? Probably not.
IMHO, the people most likely to gain and least likely to crash and burn from a program like this fall into one or more of the following categories:
*have already devoloped great work capacity and recuperative ability
*have plenty of free time (i.e. training is all they do)
*are novice lifters
Just my opinions.[/quote]
I know only one lifter in real life that has done smolov squat program to the letter twice - myself.
Most other people won’t do such brutal programs.
It is possible to do it without steroids, but it is damn hard work.
The first time, i was about to die, but saw it through.
Second time was also brutal, especially in the intense meso, I tought something in my body was about to break from squating over 200kg raw three times a week.