I've never really used a Westside, or I suppose it'd be more accurately called, conjugate approach to training.
I am quite interested in bodybuilding-type aesthetics as far as not having too much lower chest and having well developed deltoids. That being said, I'd like to increase both my bench press and overhead presses at the same time (in addition to lower body lifts).
I know that it is generally hard to make much progress in vertical and horizontal pressing at the same time, but tell me what you think of this idea.
MONDAY ? MAX-EFFORT Bench and supplemental work TUESDAY ? MAX-EFFORT Lower Body WEDNESDAY - OFF THURSDAY ? REPETITION Vertical Press and supplemental work FRIDAY - OFF SATURDAY ? REPETITION Lower Body SUNDAY ? OFF
And every 2 weeks or so, I'd switch it up making the ME be vertical pressing and the RE be horizontal pressing. I thought that this may be a way to develop both at the same time, although obviously not as fast as I'd be able to if I just picked one.
I'd like to keep my options open for future stongman or powerlifting comps. Feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.