I recently finished a 12 week golden six routine after about 1.5 years of Starting Strength. Current stats are as follows:
Height: 5’ 8"
Body Fat: Cheap weight watchers scale says 26%. But I can see my abs so I don’t know.
Squat: 405lbs 1RM
Deadlift: 405lbs 1RM (Conventional I have trouble off the floor), missed 405 last night, pulled 385
Bench: 245lbs 1RM
I’ve decided to move onto an intermediate program. I tried Texas Method last year with limited success, plus it’s hard to find 2+ hrs to do a proper volume day. I’ve recently looked at Westside method and I like the dynamic effort days because I have a tendency to lift slow (at least I think I do). However, Westside lifters and other proponents of it are notoriously on gear, which is not something I would like to do right now, maybe TRT through a doctor when I’m older. My worry is it won’t be effective since I’m natural.
Anyone have experience/tips for doing Westside Method naturally?
Also has anyone done it without bands/chains? I currently don’t own any.