actually started smolov just before i posted this.
everything in my mind is screaming "overtraining" ... but i'll give it a shot!
smolov is a controlled "overtraining"...purpose it to put your body in imbalance to force him to react.
there is a long article a about that just type "smolov" o google and a guy posted a long stuff about smolov on bbing.com (poster is johnprophet)
it talk about mesocycle and macrocycle and why a year should be divided in 2 macrocycle of 24 week, and why so should introduce mesocycle.
there is a price ta pay for real gain.
with smolov you can gain 50 lbs on your squat in one month, far away from my average 3 month winter bulking cycle where i gain 10 pounds from my previous max.
after your smolov give a try to sheiko 29., you can do sheiko 29 year round.