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When to use smolov jr [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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When to use Smolov Jr

Smolov Jr is a powerlifting program which lasts for a month and resembles the base cycle out of the original Smolov program from which it was boiled down. If you are not afraid of hard work and like to reap the benefits in the gym hitting a new personal record on one of the big three within a month, you want a program you want to pour your heart and soul into.

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The gym life

The gym is the place where you build your muscle, lose weight and meet with people who share the same goals. There are a lot of programs out there to make you slimmer, stronger and faster. In all of this, you might come across programs out of the CrossFit, Bodybuilding and powerlifting scene. Which one to pick is sometimes hard and finding the right criteria even more so. You do not have the time to test everything and want to know what works and what is just a waste of your time. Luckily for you I test programs and write about them once I have done them to save you some time. 

Your goals and lifestyle

First, it is important that you know your own priority for hitting the gym. Is it to be strong like Arnold Schwarzenegger, fit like Rich Froning or ripped like 50 Cent ? Do you like to sweat on the treadmill, work on the machines or move some free weights ? Secondly, it is also of interest how extreme you are. Do you hit the gym all the time and even think about it in your free time or do you only go when your in-laws have announced a visit to have an excuse to get out of the house ?

Other options than Smolov Jr for you

So if you are not hardcore and mainly want to lose weight, you might want to go for running and a good, clean, diet. For bodybuilders, get your steroids ready and pump it up with German Volume Training to get your gains and outpace even Rich Piana's growth hormones (if that is what rocks your boat). Once a week in the gym ? Maybe opt for a thirty-day challenge you can do at home and save yourself the gym membership

Do you want to turn on beast mode ? Welcome to Smolov Jr

You go to the gym four times a week, love free weights and all you care about is how much weight you can move on the squat, deadlift and bench press ? Smolov Jr is just the right choice for you. Smolov Jr is a brutal high-frequency powerlifting program which will help you to push through barriers on one of the main big three by hitting it with relentless volume. I increased my bench press from 140kg to 150kg in a month on the Smolov Jr cycle. If you want even more gains on the squat you might even want to try Smolov Jr's big brother Smolov. If you want to learn more about the intricacies of this Russian program read my detailed Smolov and Somolov Jr review.

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Topics: Smolov, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Strongman