Originally Posted by sleepingdog
I tried to run smolov a while back, and it was definitely taxing. I would seriously consider it the main factor in two injuries that had me off lifting for a little while. You're probably more prepared for it than I was then though.
I've been doing some reading, and I've found that many people try it who aren't really prepared. Not to say that you are an example of this! But I think that people read stories of adding 100lb to their squat in 13 weeks and get in over their heads looking for a shortcut. Although I'm certainly a fan of methods that bring quicker results, I'm not in it for that. It's just about trying different things, extreme as they may be, to see what works best.
As I said, I'm already experimenting with volume via Sheiko, so if it works out well Smolov seems like a logical next step.
Current PRs at 242, raw w/ wraps- 525, 355, 605, 1485
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