Hi TNation, I’m a new member and fairly new to powerlifting. Been training for a bout a year solid now though I’ve trained in a bodybuilding style previously with a break inbetween.
Basically I’ve been training 5x5 for the last year with pretty good success (in my eyes atleast) with Monday being squat day, Wednesday being bench day and Friday being deadlift day. Have slacked on assistance work really only doing what I wanted when I felt like it but nevertheless had good results.
I’m looking to take it a step further now and have come across tens of different programs but a lot seem to focus on geared lifting which I’m not into, yet.
The program that jumps out at me most is the westside style and all its variations, I’ve done my research on it and think I could handle the volume with no real problems but is it really as good as people say? I’ve heard about the wendler 531 program too but feel as my lifts are still progressing well the progress might be less than I’m looking for though please correct me if I’m wrong!
My stats are:
Weight: 220 though this is up and down each week currently
Squat: 400 x 2
Bench: 210 x 1
Deadlift: 360 x 1
Any pointers in the right direction is much appreciated, and yea I know my bench is kind of lousy at the minute!
Thanks in advance, Joe.