Well, so far I'm just finishing up the second week.
Unfortunately my ME bench day wasn't as good today as it was last week. Last week I was able to work up to 315 for 3, then 320 for 2. This week I barely got my third rep of 315, and had to ruin my form to get it.
There may be a lot of factors that came into play, but I'm thinking it was because of my heavy pin presses that I did on my DE bench day. Last week I had the pins about 4 inches from lock-out, then this week I went one notch lower and that put the bar just barely off my chest. I also had a cheat meal earlier today before my workout and wasn't really feeling into it as much.
On the positive side, my DB rows for 5 sets of 10 went up 15 lbs, but I underestimated what I could do last week because I haven't done them in a while.
I got 4 more total reps with chin-ups; mil. press and high pulls both went up 10 lbs.
I switched to a sumo-style deadlift and it made the weight feel much lighter and the bar's range of motion is cut out a lot from the last time I deadlifted, and that was just on the DE day. I can't wait to switch my first ME squat/dead day exercise to deads so I can see how much this improved my deadlift number.
I also feel much more comfortable doing low box squats and feel like my squat form has improved already.
Most importantly, I'm really enjoying the template and have a much better idea of what Westside is all about. I thought it was much more limited in the exercise selection.