Haha true enough man. Not many people have the stones to do any equipped stuff on their own.
Smolov is actually going unbelievable. Partly due to muscle memory (I've had a 400 plus squat in the past) and partly to do with being a heavy bastard (245ish right now) but my squat took a gigantic leap just after the base alone.
Before the cycle I plugged in 325 as my max (I could hit that for a triple at the time, so I was undercutting it some). On testing day for the base mesocycle I took 405 for a ride, I was pleasantly surprised! Just finishing up the 2 week switching phase right now and intense starts Monday! Pretty stoked.