If you are looking out to up your squatting strength to super human level, give a pat on your back as you have landed on the right page. The Smolov Squat Program progressively increases up your squatting numbers but at the same time it subjects you to 13 weeks of pure hell. But as people say, “the way to heaven is through hell”; in a similar manner, at the end of those brutal 13 weeks, your 1 RM on squats would be increased by 50-100 pounds.
As old as time itself, these peaking programs can be run for squat, bench, and deadlift when preparing for a powerlifting meet. Both seek to improve your 1 rep max by 5% after the end of the cycle. The differences between the 9 week and 12 week peaking cycles can be seen below: Table of […]