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Old 05-11-2007, 05:41 PM   #11
-Ross Hunt
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Get well soon.

I sprained my right ankle this afternoon, less than 12 hours after reading your post.

Coincidence? I think not...
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:45 PM   #12
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Funny thing is that on the tuesday morning one of my clients tweaked their left shoulder a bit during our session and then in the afternoon mine went.

Karmic retribution perhaps?

I'm thinking about doing a smolov cycle for the next three weeks but with FSQ instead of BSQ. Not normally one for high rep FSQ but i'm finding FSQ easier on my back at the moment.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #13
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did the first FSQ smolov workout today.

4x9 @ 95kg

not much fun but i'll gut it out.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:07 PM   #14
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Now you shouldn't have said that... now I have to ask you if you would be so kind to keep a workout log on PM. Thanks! Curious how Smolov (junior?) for a lifter of your level will go... (No offense here, just stating the consensus: Smolov=after all other things failed and/or if squat is really high (and stagnant...))
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:35 PM   #15
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Peter, I actually keep a workout log going all the way back to about this time last year here

http://www.aussiestrength.com/forums...?t=108&start=0

actually looking at it now the start of the log coincides with the first time i did smolov for my back squat when my back squat was 135kg and had been stuck there for some time. So the weights i'm using for FSQ this time are pretty much the same as i used for BSQ last year.

After the first smolov cycle i went to a 150 BSQ and it's stayed pretty much the same since then.

When i do something like smolov I try to do the full 4 sessions a week but sometimes it slips to 3 sessions. I also end up doing 3-4 O lifting sessions a week as well on top of the Smolov.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:17 AM   #16
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Thanks Don, I will have a look and I hope your training is going well!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:27 AM   #17
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The first two sessions of smolov FSQ have been pretty horrid and i'm not looking forward to the next few weeks.

Anyway I will persist with the experiment and see what happens
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:31 AM   #18
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Don
How did these squat programs, which led to increases in your squat, payoff in your lifts? I am curious if it was delayed, or immediate, or maybe not apparent.
I recently did a few weeks of squatting a lot and while I set PRs for squats, I haven't see it translate to my lifts... yet.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:44 PM   #19
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To be honest I don't think you could draw any conclusions from last year.

Basically I'd only been training in the O lifts seriously for about 4 months and my technique was pretty bad (my jerk still sucks) so even when i increased my strength i couldn't apply it immediately.

From when i finished the squat cycle and maxed out at 152.5kg BSQ until now my snatch has gone up 10kg and my C+J has gone up 14kg. This time round might be a better indicator as my technique has improved somewhat.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:23 AM   #20
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After a period of heavy squating or pulling back off for about a week or so before you test your lifts.
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