I’ve been doing my own style of workouts lately with a West Side/Waterbury feel. I’ve been trying to work on the three big lifts but also incorporate them into a full body feel. I’ll do the dynamic and max effort lifts, etc. and focus on one lift for a session but work other body parts afterwards with a Waterbury “no failure” approach. At first it was tough, but now that I’ve adjusted I’ve seen great gains. My deadlift keeps getting stronger which is scaring me a bit. Just acquired some new stretch marks on my thighs. My girlfriend bitched like crazy about them. She was like, “You’ve got to stop doing squats.” Sorry baby, no way.
Anyway, the AoW is fantastic, glad you’re into it. One thing I’ve found with the Waterbury workouts is that sometimes it’s possible to get too into them. I was doing them for six months and realized that I had to start doing other stuff. I was doing all this full body work, when I switched and started on a body part split again I made gains because I hadn’t exhausted certain muscles groups in such a long time. But now since I have gym time constraints I’m back with the full body. I guess it’s a lifestyle thing.
I’m definitely feelin’ ya on this one Chiefy. i have done a few CW programs, AofW included–I saw great strength gains on AofW, but, in hindsight i wasnt eating enough to properly gain muscle, soo–EAT EAT EAT!!
But, like I was sayin, i was doing full body stuff for so long that I just switched back to bodypart split and progress is through the roof. Stick with the AofW and follow it, push yourself and eat plenty, and hell yea, the powercleans on the 4 x 6 day are an asskicker!
another question, what splits did you guys do afterwards? and to be honest, i havent come across many on this site, which i havent actually looked for, its been mostly full body stuff…anyone point me in the right direction, or should i just hit search…also, any specific ones would be a great help too…cheers.