Message from BigBadSaxon - ID in Fitness #general
So went and hit the gym and nothing hurts except when I walk in my bench setup but that’s an easy fix I’ll switch to my oly shoes and plant the heel
Went ahead and hit my prescribed deadlifts and ohp for the day cause I felt good. Will take a light days before squats to be extra safe
The lack of squat focus of my oly program took away my 315 PR low bar back squat. feelsbadman
I think I'll pick the SS program back up in conjunction with my oly program which will basically have me lifting almost every day
If you really want to get your squat up do a Smolov Jr cycle
Got me from 400 to 500 by the end
It's a hellish couple months but you'll be the best at squatting you've ever been
I'm long over my fear of squatting lol
Smolov will make you fear again haha
damn 10 sets of 3 at 85%
The hard days were the 9 rep sets for me
And just knowing that every day at the gym that squat bar is waiting for you
Was terrifying and exhilirating
Oh wait I was looking at the full smolov
so the Jr is only 3 weeks? Is that enough to see improvement?
I guess I can just pick up where the Jr left off and continue the full
That's what I ended up doing
We had to cut the full one short because of a deployment but the squat and overall body gains were unreal
Smolov is real shit.
awesome, did you gain any lean mass?
I assume you were eating a lot, looks like a lot of volume to not be eating a ton for recovery
I gained half an inch on my biceps and lost inches around my waist
were you doing the bench cycle?
damn half an inch on the arms on a squat program? lol
Yeah. It was strange
question; were you low bar or high bar squatting?
And to this day my ass got so big girls comment on it regularly
lol my ex was obsessed with how round my ass got
tbh I think mine got too big
I got up to 265 at my last powerlifting meet so I hear you
My oly coach wants me to switch to high bar which sucks since I can't lift nearly as much weight that way
I'd listen just because oly lifting is so toight
My sister competes in oly lifting
yeah and oly lifers have mad aesthetic quads
low bar is more hamstrings