You should probably start with some progressive overload and repetition work.
After you notice some plateauing, go for some conjugate westside methods. Don't be afraid to take a workout off if you are still recovering from a previous day.
EC's suggested ME intensity:
high, medium, very high, light for a 4 week period respectively.
Since you aren't juicing, your body would start to regress if you went 90% every week even with the conjugate method.
I'd say some quality exercises would be:
low/parallel box squats, reverse band DLs, rack lockouts, rack squats, unilateral movements, GHRs, and some reverse hypers.
If you want to get the most out of your gear, whatever gear you may choose, wear it TIGHT as hell.
Make sure get some suit slippers, and some deadlift slippers.
550+ deadlift would be a good [competitive] goal to set.