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Old 05-20-2007, 09:09 PM   #21
Don Stevenson
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Finished the first 4 workouts of "Smolov Sillyness"

95kg 4x9
100kg 5x7
107.5kg 7x5
115kg 8 x 3 (ran out of time to do last 2 sets)

Each workout was horrid but all for different reasons. The first two workouts grip was the issue, the 3rd session it was my legs and the last it was my core.

Still i'm fairly happy that I got through the workouts and equally dreading the next round.
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #22
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Haven't quite managed to do 4 workouts a week with this due to work commitments but i've been doing 3 a week

workouts 5, 6 and 7

FSQ 100kg 4x9
FSQ 105kg 5x7
FSQ 112.5kg 5x5 - ran out of juice and time after 5 sets.

Surprisingly i've had very little muscular soreness. Looks like the legs really aren't getting maximally taxed so it will be interesting to see what the improvement is when i retest my max in a couple of weeks.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:49 PM   #23
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HAven't managed to do any more of the smolov workouts due to work however i did get back to O lift training this week after a few weeks of pretty poor attendance and not being able to lift overhead.

Observations

1. Front squat is much stronger did 120kg for 3x3 then 3x2 yesterday, previous PR triple was 115 and i felt like i could probably have done 5 reps with the 120.

2. Bottom position of the clean feels heaps more solid, Occasionally guilty of collapsing at the bottom of the clean i now feel like i've got two concrete pylons holding my chest up.

3. Shoulder was ok under moderate load, will be ramping back up to max loads over the next two weeks

4. Got to finish smolov and retest one rep max
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:02 PM   #24
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Good work, and good luck with your max!
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:35 AM   #25
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Tested FSQ max last week

135 PR then missed 140

Now doing lots of triples and doubles and today did 125kg x2 (PR double) then 130kg x2 (PR double)

A few weeks ago 130 would have been hit and miss depending on how i felt.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:53 AM   #26
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Sweet!
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