Smolov Max Out

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    Tyler Ettner
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      I am currently finishing up the 3rd week of Smolov Jr for squat and bench, and am feeling strong as hell! However, I don't have much experience with pure strength training performance and have some Q's about the 4th week. The Smolov program incorporates an entire week of rest before maxing out on Saturday or Sunday.   Since I am Carb Backloading, should I go ULC this entire week? I don't want to lose my strength gains due to diet, so if I did go ULC I guess I should raise the calories quite a lot. I'm thinking maybe I should put a medium volume back+biceps day on Thursday or Friday and do a huge backload to fill my glycogen stores for a max effort on the weekend, is this a good idea?   Also, should I do a complete workout after the max efforts, and how soon after this should I start another training cycle? Thanks - Tman

    #230291

    Don't go adding any days. What I would probably do is go ULC till 2 days prior and then backload the first night, then have more of a carb nite the second night.

    #230292

    Brandon D Christ
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    Don't go adding any days. What I would probably do is go ULC till 2 days prior and then backload the first night, then have more of a carb nite the second night.

    +1

    #230293

    Tyler Ettner
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      Sounds like a plan. Just curious though, why the backload+carbnite instead of just a carbnite?

    #230294

      Sounds like a plan. Just curious though, why the backload+carbnite instead of just a carbnite?

    It takes longer than a full carb nite to full replete glycogen stores.

    #230295

    Tyler Ettner
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      Should I still include protein shakes with leucine while backloading tonight and tomorrow? Also, I dont have Carb Nite and am wondering how many carbs i should be working with for tomorrow night, especially with no workout beforehand? I would like to be as strong as possible to max out my lifts but am more focused on aesthetics overall at this point.

    #230296

      Should I still include protein shakes with leucine while backloading tonight and tomorrow? Also, I dont have Carb Nite and am wondering how many carbs i should be working with for tomorrow night, especially with no workout beforehand? I would like to be as strong as possible to max out my lifts but am more focused on aesthetics overall at this point.

    You probably want to actually lower fat and go high carb, 2-3x bodyweight in gram.Also, just make sure you hit protein needs.This is if you want to max your strength potential without affecting fat loss.

    #362944

    Svinson82

    Very informative thread. Question for the OP: do you follow the Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday lifting days? If so, which nights do you eat the heavy carb meals? Do you eat them Monday night after a squat session or on Sunday night to fuel the muscles for Monday?

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