|I match my outfits to the difficulty of my workouts. I call this one 'summer breeze.'|
|Today: close grip bench 265x3 for 10 sets.|
As for how I'm feeling, it's my experience that being successful with a routine like Smolov is mainly about how good you are at pain management. The first time I ran Smolov I had incredible pain in my shoulder and elbow whenever I squatted. I would lie down between sets and just sort of writhe around until I felt normal enough to complete the next set. This went away after a week. The second time I ran Smolov the middle of my back would sieze up so badly when I unracked or reracked the barbell that I would lose vision from the pain. This went away after two weeks after I figured out that flexing my abs hard before unracking would prevent the pain. This time, it's my ankle. If I can complete the sets, I'm not going to stop. I'm not advocating working out while injured or until you snap your shit up, but there's a difference between being in pain and being crippled. Maybe. Probably. The point is, I've come out stronger and injury free each time.
Video of workout below. I put the wrong song in the video. lulz.