The current strongest SHW lifter in single ply doesn't do anything different than a raw guy would do other than the difference in execution of the lifts.
He trains raw a lot but you gotta learn the gear as well.
He does not use boards, bands or chains. He trains moderate 5's most of the time. Once in a while will throw in a max rep final set w/ a very heavy weight (last time I believe it was 765 for 7 off 4" blocks). He also does near max singles (last one was 1010 walk out squat) but NEVER maxes on weight for a single in the gym. He does NOT do any extensive assistance work. Very very little assistance work.
He was taught by old school. The mantra was "Until you are manhandling a weight, do not go up." He has never suffered an injury to my knowledge that kept him from lifting.
His last meet he went 1003/755/744 for 2502 in March. He will probably smoke that if everything goes right this December.
All I can say is - not everyone in gear is doing Westside.