Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike
Peter, how do you decide the reps for the couplets?
I divide the planned number of repetitions by two (for example 9/2=4.5) and round to the closest integer (4.5 -> 5), that is the number of front squat repetitions, the rest is done as back squats. I just slap the bar into the rack after the front squats and immediately shoulder it for the back squats.
I am quite lazy recently and don't want to do my modified smolov pure, that is only front squats. It is a hell of a lot easier that way, recovery is speeded up and my back squat form seems to benefit from it, they feel deeper and smoother (not what you wanted to know but I thought I mention it).