I am currently trying to reconcile the demanding frequency of the OLs with the intensity/recovery requirements of PL. In my firm opinion, the OLs are best trained with great frequency (as in each and every time one trains) but the lumbar and shoulder musculature receive such a beating as to prevent optimal effort in necessary PL maximal strength lifts such as bp, dl, or sq.
I also find that ME lower days consisting of max DLs or GMs prevent me from walking without a lower back pump for days, let alone being able to pull/OL properly for at least a week. I’ve seen Travis Mash’s take on Westside for pure OL, and Westside for strongmen (some integration of the OLs), but what of ‘Westside-like training for PLs who OL’?
I hope to hear of any tips, tricks, and/or techniques from those who have walked this path before that allows the Big 3 AND the OLs to increase while cohabitating peacefully in my training log.
Westside, is a place and a mind set. Not a template, just so you know.