I recently read the smolov squattin plan and was wondering about its efeectiveness for sprinters and developing power/strenght.
What do you all think about it?
My squat at the moment is about 130kg and i really need to up this figure to around 200kg and i hope that i can do this this coming winter. I was hoping smolov can help?
I don’t see how you can squat hard 3x/week. I’m not a fan of these “russian routines” in general… these programs seem to be for the ‘enhanced athlete’. If you did do the Smolov workout, I doubt you’d have any gas left for sprinting.
I’d look at stuff from Westside-barbell or elitefts. If you want books, I’d recommend Modern Trends in Strength by Poliquin, Power by Fred Hatfield, and To Squat or Not to Squat by Ricky Dale Crain.