Originally Posted by el borracho
Week four of the Russian bench program and still cruising fairly easily. Six sets of five reps at 80% max. Six sets of six reps at 80% next week and then the weights escalate (while the reps decrease) in the final four weeks of the program.
I ran the Russian Squat routine when I was Oly lifting. I ran it once and never again. Worst 6 weeks of my life.....
Provides a good workload but the percentage of your max they have you use seems a bit steep at times. Good luck!