Glutes for the Slutes Squat/overhead press Competition

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  1. auger38

    auger38 Will pay to check your oil

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    I wish you nothing but gains. The pain will be there by default.
     
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    I'm the turtle in this one, lads!
    My approach is slow and methodical, almost at a standstill
     
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    I have a fleshlight


    But yeah I foam roll my piriformis since I lose anything smaller
     
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    Day 3 of Smolov done. 5x5 with 380lbs, 1x3 with 407.5, 2x2 with 435, 1x1 with 490. Was supposed to do it yesterday but was busy. The workout got easier as I went along. Smoked the 490 with proper depth.

    Noticing some forearm pain in the same forearm that hurts when I bench, the same one that popped while deadlifting with a mixed grip. Might have to bite the bullet and see a doctor about it.
     
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    I was told low bar squatting is the reason for the season. Backed off of that and it’s getting better. Not sure how that would work with smolov but I rotate squt style now
     
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    Good luck, bud. I'm planning to do the Russian Squat Routine soon myself.
     
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    This is a press and squat competition....when am I supposed to do upper body work?
     
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    Well, technically the press works out your shoulders and upper chest, and the squat...is a great compound exercise for building mass for the entire body.
     
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    Yeah but Smolov is squatting only isn’t it? For 13 straight weeks?
     
  10. auger38

    auger38 Will pay to check your oil

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    I can’t believe I thought you guys seemed like ok dudes. Now you’re forcing my hand to also run Smolov at some point if I want any chance of getting some hot sauce and t-shirts.

    Fuck you guys. :mad:
     
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    I am chipping in a gift card to outback with 3 dollars left on it
     
  12. auger38

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    I’m holding you to that.
     
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    there is no way i would ever run smolov except for the base program....i absolutely love the russian squat routine though
     
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    Things get pretty spicy pretty quickly on Smolov. Next week is tame, 1 set of 5 at a relatively moderate weight each day. Base cycle heats up and then there’s a max test. Then intense cycle starts. Should be interesting. Last time I ran Smolov I gained like 10lbs.
     
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    The key seems to be managing warm ups. No more than a triple until you reach your working weight
     
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    I think you could do other exercises in conjunction with Smolov (except deadlifts, of course), but I would keep the intensity at a low-moderate level.
     
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    Slow and steady brothers, slow and steady! Or in my case, nothing at all!
     
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    Why’s that?
     
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    I did Sheiko last time and got 20 pounds on each lift. Balancing that against trying to improve my physique this time though.
     
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    I've just haven't seen a big improvement in a long time. I seem to always get to a good space, then something happens...
     

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