My name is Chris and I thought I’d keep a log of my Smolov Jr for Bench up here.
I’ve been reading on here for a long time and thought I’d commit myself and hopefully get a little help from posting a log here. I intend to run the 3 week version of Smolov Jr - 4 bench sessions a week.
I’m running this to boost up my poor Bench and hopefully beat my friend to a 100kg/225lbs Bench Press. I’m aware this is nothing but it’s quite a milestone for me.
Here’s a bit more about me:
I’ve been lifting properly for about a year and a half, 18 years old and natural (not that isn’t easy to see from my numbers).
Bench - 79.5kg/175lbs x 5
Squat - 140kg/308 x 3
Deadlift - 170kg/374 x 4 or 182kg/400lbs x 1
I’ll be running the cycle based off a max of 85kg/187 (5kgs or so below estimated max) after a week of deloading. Any comments/suggestions/questions welcome.
Let the Benching begin!