There’s no reason for a noob to not start with ME/DE work. It’s called westside. I can spout off a couple guys names that knows what they’re doing too tough guy. Haven’t you heard of Dave Tate or Louis Simmons?
Do you think they tell noobs that they can’t start right off doing DE/ME? Buzz. Wrong, fan boy.[/quote]
I don’t see why everyone gets worked up over things on these silly threads.
While starting off using westside principles w/ ME and DE days is fine( I started powerlifting this way myself and still do), it really helps a lot if you are training with a group of strong, experienced lifters who know what they are doing.
Also, it’s important to be able to tweak things and adjust based on what works for each individual. BUT, and no offense to the thread starter, a lot of times people who come to internet forums like this and ask questions on what to do, what set/rep scheme to use, etc. don’t have the experience/ support of other lifters they train with to figure things out.
That’s a lot of rambling but people really overcomplicate things and think way too much about the details. You and the dude you are arguing with both have some decent points.
But to the OP, do you want to get stronger cuz you want to compete in PL or some other reason? Anyways,
-Find a powerlifting gym and train there; this will make things much easier. You will get much stronger by doing so, and your idea of what strong is will definitely change.
-How is your technique? I’m a big believer in box squatting.
-Gain lots of muscle by doing a lot of work for your ENTIRE back, legs, abdominals, and hips/glutes
-Ya gotta squat and you gotta train heavy.