@ strength student
I am a raw lifter, have not competed but plan to in the future.
However, I know that I can get away with no deadlift because I stopped deadlifting for about 2-3 months and jumped from 385 for a single to 405 for a double (wasn't the firs time I jumped) so I feel I can make progress without deadlift.
Howcome no heavy jerk? Wouldn't it work well since my shoulders would be more fresh than on dynamic effort day?
Since I can;t go over 45-60min for a workout, should I workout on my off days to hit calves, abs, and what not? Or should I try and do it on the same day (it is possible if I lift at school during gym).
Previous to this routine I did 3 rep maxes, so I feel I am going to do doubles or singles, as a change of pace. Thanks for the estimation for how much weight in bands I should have. However, i read that westside doesn't care how much is at the top, as long as the barbell moves quickly.
Thanks for the tricep advice. I was planning on doing CGBP and then some tricep pull downs. Heard it works great.
I already introduced bands on my dynamic effort day, but not my max effort day (planning on doing reverse band bench weeks 6-9). Is this acceptable for a newbie like myself? or should i stay away from them all together.
As for lifting partners, there are very little lifters of my age at my school that I would consider a good workout partner. The majority of kids just bench and what not. So a workout partner is out of the question unless I find someone at my gym, which most likely won't since there are 0 powerlifters at my gym. Biggest squat I've ever seen was 430 and biggest deadlift was 500. That was by my powerlifting friend, but hes in college now and doesn't go to my gym any more.
I completely understand that I shouldn;t expect results over night, never did.
Thanks to all who contributed.