Thursday, 16 May 2013

Smolov - Week 2, Day 2

I'm still surviving the Smolov although last night was TOUGH.

I think after last week I got a bit too cocky about it but I came back down to earth with a bang last night.  Although, that is the high rep sets out of the way for the week so hopefully I will make it through!

Eating is definitely key - if there is no fuel that bar is not going to squat itself.  I've also been taking BCAAs before and after training however I have a bit of an issue with swallowing pills so last night I had to put them in my protein (I'm such a girl) - 6 bullet sized tablets twice a day is stressful!  Ok, so they're probably not actually bullet sized but they might as well be...

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Smolov - Week 1 Day 2

Like a boss!

I did want to stay in bed this morning and have a slight twinge in my knee but all in all I think it went ok.  Bring on Friday!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Smolov - Week 1 Day 1

So, just to give myself a wee bit of a challenge I have embarked on a Smolov cycle to improve my front squat.  Day one went fine and was finished off nicely with some BCAAs, a protein shake and a BBQ'd steak and veg - yum, yum, YUM.

That was on Monday.  It is now Wednesday and I am just about to leave work to tackle Week 1 Day 2.  I am optimistic (foolish perhaps?) and ready to go bust out my 5 sets of 7.  Ain't nothing but a peanut...