Blog Section => ADARQ & LanceSTS - Q&A => Topic started by: ahotzo on November 07, 2012, 12:16:58 pm

Title: Transitioning from Smolov
Post by: ahotzo on November 07, 2012, 12:16:58 pm
I just finished the base mesocycle of smolov on Monday.  As I rest this week, I am wondering what a good way to transition back into the texas-method style training I was doing before would be, so that I can retain most of the gains from the mesocycle.  I came up with these 2 options:

1) Just go back to the texas-method type training and on the squat volume workout just use the same weight from the 7 x 5 as I was during smolov and work from there.  On the intensity day I would work with a weight close to my 3-5 rep max (not sure what it is now post-smolov).

2) Or I was thinking that for 2 weeks I could have some workouts with higher intensity and lower volume then I was doing.  On  both Monday and Friday I could work up to a max single (90-95% of my true max) and then drop the weight by 10% and do 2-3 sets of 2-3 reps.  Reason I though about this was that I want to kind of solidify whatever my new max is.  After these 2 weeks I could go back to the texas-method style training.

Which option, if any, do you think would be better for keeping whatever gains I make from this base mesocycle?  Or do you think I'm over-thinking it, and should just do whatever I feel?
Title: Re: Transitioning from Smolov
Post by: LBSS on November 07, 2012, 12:18:21 pm
why don't you just keep following smolov?
Title: Re: Transitioning from Smolov
Post by: ahotzo on November 07, 2012, 12:51:49 pm
My schedule is about to get way more hectic because of make-up classes do to hurricane sandy and finals.  I think it would be difficult to get through it and dedicate myself the way I need to.  The most intense weeks would fall on my finals week and I definitely can't do that.

I only intended on doing the base mesocycle because my schedule was free these past few weeks and I knew I could eat/focus enough to do it justice.  Also, I would like to get back to some more p-chain work, jumping, etc. have me thinking now though lol...