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Old 01-03-2011, 10:07 AM   #11
Shane Skowron
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I'd say this is why you failed - you need to use a recent tested max and not a projected max, especially one based off a set of 10. I've done the base meso twice and am just about to start the intense meso. First time round I had tested my max about 2 weeks before, so I lowered that by a few kg (7.5kg if memory serves me correctly) and based my numbers off that. Second time round I just used a very recent max triple to base the numbers off. The general rules seem to be to use either:

a) A very recent actual 1RM (a limit lift) minus a few kg
b) Your max triple
c) Your everyday 1RM.
Yup, I would agree with this. I did 3 week Smolov base mesocycle recently and used 2 kg below my 1RM FS (which was a month or two old, not current). I only failed one set in the whole cycle, and I was doing a whole of other stuff (i.e. running a lot). Set big PR's after that.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:02 PM   #12
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Shane, just to be clear: you were back squatting during smolov with your front squat number determining loading? or doing smolov front squat?

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, just want to be sure.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:45 AM   #13
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Shane, just to be clear: you were back squatting during smolov with your front squat number determining loading? or doing smolov front squat?

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, just want to be sure.
Oh, no I did Smolov with front squats. No back squats.
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