Fletch, you seem hell bent on running a “Westside” program, and I guess were looking for validation that it can work for raw lifters? Nothin’ wrong with that, but ask yourself, how much has your total improved since then, not counting noobie gains?[/quote]
I’ve had my best squat and bench with the Westside Method actually. I’ve only recently matched the squat running bastardized versions of Westside and variations of linear progression and maybe the bench… I haven’t tested it in a while. Granted I am 20lbs lighter since then. I quit Westside because of nagging injuries, but in retrospect that was more because of lack of knowledge on how to fix and avoid them and periodization rather than the system I believe.
But yeah, always a good question to ask oneself.
Didn’t mean for that to come across as combative, glad you didn’t take it that way. Googled this kid and found an interview he did right after joining Westside where he discussed his training beforehand and he said he’d work up to several lifts above 90%. Also said he ordinarily squatted with a much narrower stance. I’d link it but pretty sure it’d get pulled.