Originally Posted by Blake Barnes
Actually, I wouldn't recommend either of those cycles for you at this point in time. Kara's 9 Weeks of Heaven has a ton of Back Squat volume which seems pointless for you since you just got done doing the Russian Squat Cycle.
During the Russian Squat Cycle, your classic lifts don't ever go over 80% (and I think that was for a single on just one day) because the focus is the Back Squat. So it seems pointless to go right into a cycle that has you maxing out on your classic lifts everyday.
I would get into a cycle that focuses more on the classic lifts.
Maybe try some classic periodization initially for 12-16 weeks, doing classic, pull and squat most sessions, then focus more on 1-3 for a period and then slightly more focus on 1-2, several working sets, 85%+ in the latter stages.
Greg has some great programmes and Blake will know which ones are more or less appropriate.
Here's some more food for thought: