lets see some big deadlifts.
Try doing RE work once a week for upper and lower body, or make one of the lower body days a DL day.
Yea Ive been looking into the RE days, my body is takin a pounding from 4 ME days a week, especially my lower body. But the westside program I am doing is hitting deadlift and squat on the same day, the deadlifts will get bigger soon enough.
You training looks nothing like the/a westside template…not even a warp variation of it. There is nothing wrong with that I am just pointing it out. I promise that you will not be able to maintain 4 ME days a week. No way no how…you just can’t do it…especially since you are not rotating movements. I am surprised you made this long. You already admitted that your body is taking a beating. It will get worse. Having a ME day and RE for lower and upper ans zep suggested is a way better choice. Also your warm-ups are not ideal. You don’t need sets of 10 especially at 50%+. That is taking away some strength. Rep work is what RE day is for.
Start with bar and make 10% jumps until your working sets. Just do 3 reps.
Something like this would be better.
45x20 - loosen up
Goddamn, I thought my routine was almost like they train at westside, except for the extra 2 extra ME days. I would do a DE squat day on wensdays, but I dont like doing free squat DE. Only box squat, and I dont have one of those. I guess I will switch my tuesday ME bench day to a DE bench day then.