I agree with this comment... I'm just wondering how best to fit it in with WS4SB3 template. I don't want to mess with it too much because another common piece of advice is to not tinker with a tried and proven system, just stick with it.
My second exercise on the DE and ME days is usually Bulgarian Split Squat, and once in a while I'll do weighted step ups above the knee.
Perhaps for my main movement on the DE day, rather than a jump, I could do some light/explosive squats for 8 sets of 1-3 reps every other week?
For ME, should I just stick to a box squat below parallel? Or, should I do as suggested and cycle below parallel box squats, squats, and above parallel box squats?
Running a Smolov cycle would be great... however I remember reading that you should do it during a time where you have 13 weeks that don't require much else out of you, and to plan on eating a whole lot of food. Well, I always have a bunch of school work, and I work two jobs, don't have much money, can't afford to eat whatever my heart desires, and also do other things over the summer such as tennis and basketball. I know a typical response is that if I want it bad enough, I could find a way to make more money, and do it. I'm sure I could... but that time is better spent on school work... it's definitely priority.
I'm just looking to navigate through WS4SB3 in such a way as to benefit my squat. So I need to know which exercises to choose from the options given, how to pair them up, how to cycle through them etc. I'd love to be in a place where I could dedicate more time to my training, eat more/better food etc. Unfortunately I'm not there yet... doesn't mean I have to be a skinny bastard though lol.
Stats by the way:
In February of this year:
5'9, 146lbs, 24yrs old
Bench: 175lbs x 4
Squat: 145lbs x 3
Deadlift: 225lbs x 4
5'9, 172lbs, 24yrs old
Bench: 225lbs x 5, 250lbs x 1
Squat: 185lbs x 5 (box below parallel). Guessing 225lbs x 1 free squat
Deadlift: 315lbs x 3, 355lbs x 1
Not great... but good for a few months of work.