Thanks Ericka. It was reading the Westside articles about 4 years ago that got me lifting weights again. I had gotten sick and tired of the bodybuilding magazines but discovered that I liked strength better. I'm really not sure why I drifted from the Westside template over the years, but it was my original template.
Maybe I just drifted to far.
For example, I came to believe that box squats were not best if you didn't use a squat suit because you needed more stopping power at the bottom. I also ditched upper range bench press movements for the triceps, figuring that the shirt helped get it up to that point-but instead went to lots of band tension.
I am going to go back and take a close look at the basic template for starters.