Russia is an evil place.
Its cold, the weather sucks, its dark, dank, corrupt… shit, its like Cleveland…. well… except they probably have better food in Russia.
Most of all, for us strength enthusiasts, Russia is like the motherlode of psychotic strength programs.
Sheiko, Smolov, etc.
Conjugate method came from some crazy Russian shit.
Supertraining (the book) was written by another Russian who basically lived, breathed, ate and shit training; Verkhoshansky. Go ahead, read the book.. if you are a novice trainer your mind will explode.
By now, all 3 of you who read this blog know that I am running Smolov.
At the peak of this program you are squatting four times a week. Not 2 heavy, 2 light… 4 goddamn loaded up to the gills with volume and weight times per week.
This isn’t for someone who espouses lower volume, they will bleed internally with fear.
Now I am used to hammering my legs like an aged porn star trying to make one last buck, but 4 times a week?
This week I squatted 4 times. My usual Sunday and started Smolov on Tuesday.
That is 3 days in a row of deep knee bends below parallel.
What have I learned so far about this type of program after just one week:
There you have it, what I have noticed with just one week of this.. I’m a quick learner so I pass my extensive amount of knowledge onto you, the reader, free of charge.
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