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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2011, 09:59:25 am »
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I'm used to doing more than 3x5 everyday. I did 4x5 2 days ago during Smolov and that was only half the workout. If I fail Smolov miserably, go ahead and talk shit. Just at least give me a chance, fuck.

that's not how it works when you ask for advice. i'm not talking shit. but that's the problem, you asked for advice, it was offered to you, and you rejected it out of hand as if you hadn't listened to any of the arguments, because you assumed the responses were personal attacks.

like i said, best of luck with smolov, i hope it works out for you. but given where you are in your training life, i think it's fucking retarded for you to be doing anything but a simple linear program.
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2011, 07:53:27 pm »
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But seriously why are you even asking for our advice when you refuse to listen?

I asked for advice on Smolov. Not what I should be doing. You've given me no advice on Smolov yet.

Whether it's the smartest thing to be doing now or not, I'm doing Smolov and that's final. Sure, maybe SS would have been a better option for me. But there are some restraints that prevent me from making a PR every workout. For instance, I don't have 2.5kg weights, let alone 1.25kg weights. I have 90kg in weight plates and right now I've got fucking ankle weights strapped to the barbell to make up the weight. I'm not saying my current setup is going to work for Smolov all that well, but I'll be able to make use of what I have better.

Now, I'm going to do Smolov. I don't care if we can't be friends because I didn't take your advice. I don't care if you think I'm being ignorant.

If you want to help me, give me some tips for Smolov.
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2011, 12:34:14 am »
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Bro if you are are as serious about training as you say you are - then you need to get some 2.5s and 1.25 plates and a pair of 20s. It's xmas give yourself a gift man. Also I wasn't aware that smolov doesn't require 2.5 and 5kg jumps?!
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2011, 01:47:14 am »
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Bro if you are are as serious about training as you say you are - then you need to get some 2.5s and 1.25 plates and a pair of 20s. It's xmas give yourself a gift man. Also I wasn't aware that smolov doesn't require 2.5 and 5kg jumps?!

I'm aware. But it'd be difficult doing SS to constantly be upping the weight at the moment. It would have to be +10 PR's each time. My birthday's in January, so I'll be getting 2 2.5s and a couple 10s. Should be enough to get me through this first Smolov cycle.
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2011, 07:43:47 am »
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I can't figure out if you're trolling or are actually serious about this.Why would anyone recklessly ignore the sensible, FREE advice you've been getting?

One day you'll be ready for this, but not yet. Increased injury risk is a huge reason for you not to do Smolov that hasn't been mentioned in much detail (although that's because of the incredibly obvious preceding reason, that you're not strong enough and are still a beginner). Given that you said you want to avoid injury, but you also want quick gains, just follow the advice of the other guys here, they clearly know what they're talking about. If nothing else, read the top line of the forum page header!!! INTELLIGENT TRAINING: a critical aspect of success, not reckless training that is unnecessarily tough and also increases injury risk.

(Although if the other posts haven't convinced you, then you're probably not even reading this thread anymore)

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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2011, 06:00:06 pm »
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I can't figure out if you're trolling or are actually serious about this.Why would anyone recklessly ignore the sensible, FREE advice you've been getting?

One day you'll be ready for this, but not yet. Increased injury risk is a huge reason for you not to do Smolov that hasn't been mentioned in much detail (although that's because of the incredibly obvious preceding reason, that you're not strong enough and are still a beginner). Given that you said you want to avoid injury, but you also want quick gains, just follow the advice of the other guys here, they clearly know what they're talking about. If nothing else, read the top line of the forum page header!!! INTELLIGENT TRAINING: a critical aspect of success, not reckless training that is unnecessarily tough and also increases injury risk.

(Although if the other posts haven't convinced you, then you're probably not even reading this thread anymore)

No, I'm reading it alright. But I'm still waiting for Smolov advice. If you want to lecture me about my poor decisions, PM me. Keep this on topic.
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2011, 01:09:41 am »
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make sure to warm up well before each session, stay mobile and flexible, if you start getting pain in areas play it smart, don't try to keep pushing through and through it.

possibly use a box of some sort each time you squat to make sure your hitting depth from session to session.  It's easy to start trying to drive the lifts up and not realize your squatting much more shallow

I can't figure out if you're trolling or are actually serious about this.Why would anyone recklessly ignore the sensible, FREE advice you've been getting?

One day you'll be ready for this, but not yet. Increased injury risk is a huge reason for you not to do Smolov that hasn't been mentioned in much detail (although that's because of the incredibly obvious preceding reason, that you're not strong enough and are still a beginner). Given that you said you want to avoid injury, but you also want quick gains, just follow the advice of the other guys here, they clearly know what they're talking about. If nothing else, read the top line of the forum page header!!! INTELLIGENT TRAINING: a critical aspect of success, not reckless training that is unnecessarily tough and also increases injury risk.

(Although if the other posts haven't convinced you, then you're probably not even reading this thread anymore)

No, I'm reading it alright. But I'm still waiting for Smolov advice. If you want to lecture me about my poor decisions, PM me. Keep this on topic.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2011, 01:13:43 am by nba8340 »

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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2011, 03:31:25 pm »
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make sure to warm up well before each session, stay mobile and flexible, if you start getting pain in areas play it smart, don't try to keep pushing through and through it.

possibly use a box of some sort each time you squat to make sure your hitting depth from session to session.  It's easy to start trying to drive the lifts up and not realize your squatting much more shallow

I can't figure out if you're trolling or are actually serious about this.Why would anyone recklessly ignore the sensible, FREE advice you've been getting?

One day you'll be ready for this, but not yet. Increased injury risk is a huge reason for you not to do Smolov that hasn't been mentioned in much detail (although that's because of the incredibly obvious preceding reason, that you're not strong enough and are still a beginner). Given that you said you want to avoid injury, but you also want quick gains, just follow the advice of the other guys here, they clearly know what they're talking about. If nothing else, read the top line of the forum page header!!! INTELLIGENT TRAINING: a critical aspect of success, not reckless training that is unnecessarily tough and also increases injury risk.

(Although if the other posts haven't convinced you, then you're probably not even reading this thread anymore)

Yeah, I've been having trouble with the depth on some of the heavier squats. If I can find a box I'll use one, cheers.

No, I'm reading it alright. But I'm still waiting for Smolov advice. If you want to lecture me about my poor decisions, PM me. Keep this on topic.
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2011, 08:48:15 pm »
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make sure to warm up well before each session, stay mobile and flexible, if you start getting pain in areas play it smart, don't try to keep pushing through and through it.

possibly use a box of some sort each time you squat to make sure your hitting depth from session to session.  It's easy to start trying to drive the lifts up and not realize your squatting much more shallow

I can't figure out if you're trolling or are actually serious about this.Why would anyone recklessly ignore the sensible, FREE advice you've been getting?

One day you'll be ready for this, but not yet. Increased injury risk is a huge reason for you not to do Smolov that hasn't been mentioned in much detail (although that's because of the incredibly obvious preceding reason, that you're not strong enough and are still a beginner). Given that you said you want to avoid injury, but you also want quick gains, just follow the advice of the other guys here, they clearly know what they're talking about. If nothing else, read the top line of the forum page header!!! INTELLIGENT TRAINING: a critical aspect of success, not reckless training that is unnecessarily tough and also increases injury risk.

(Although if the other posts haven't convinced you, then you're probably not even reading this thread anymore)

Yeah, I've been having trouble with the depth on some of the heavier squats. If I can find a box I'll use one, cheers.

No, I'm reading it alright. But I'm still waiting for Smolov advice. If you want to lecture me about my poor decisions, PM me. Keep this on topic.
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2012, 02:05:13 pm »
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If you want to help me, give me some tips for Smolov.

Here's a good Smolov tip:


Don't fucking do it.
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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2012, 02:55:17 am »
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I've finished now (used box squats due to an injury but I think my tips still apply) and my tips in order are:

1. Wear thick soft shirts when squatting.  I routinely wore wife beaters and now i have a bruised line across my traps from the bar rubbing against my back so frequently.
2. If you make a huge gain (~40lbs...or 10% or whatever) after the base mesocycle you'll probably need a weightlifting belt for the heaviest sets of the intense mesocycle.  It may have just been me and because I was doing parallel box squats and saw huge gains, but my legs increased in strength faster than my lower back was able to support it.
3. Don't psych yourself out.  The organization of the full program is such that you're never really going to be faced w/a weight/rep scheme that you can't handle.  Just realize that and man up and do it.  Not sure about Smolov Jr but that actually seems like it'd be tougher since you don't have the 2 week introductory microcycle to get your body used to squatting 3-4x a week.

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Re: Smolov Tips?
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2012, 02:14:59 pm »
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Not sure about Smolov Jr but that actually seems like it'd be tougher since you don't have the 2 week introductory microcycle to get your body used to squatting 3-4x a week.

You can do that if you want to. I never did though.
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