Good evening all,
A little history....I began weight training about a year ago, my major goals being to bulk. Using a 20-rep squat program and one hell of a lot of milk and food, I raised my bodyweight from 140 to 180 pounds in eight months.
When the 20-rep squats finally hit a plateau (at about 180 pounds), I started a standard 5x5 type routine. It helped my strength a bit, although weight gains became harder to attain.
As the 5x5 has gotten stale, I'd like to give Westside a shot. I'm interested in upping my core lifts and overall strength, maybe add a few more pounds while I'm at it. My stats:
5'10, 182 lbs
5-rep bench: 160
5-rep squat: 235
5-rep deadlift: 250
I have yet to max out for 1-rep.
I've done a lot of research on Westside and understand the principles behind it, however I've had no luck in finding the standard Westside template. I've found many variations of it, but I'd like to try the basic template and tweak it for my own needs.
In addition, I've heard it both ways: that Westside is not for people at my stage of training, or that it is excellent for them. I consider myself a beginner still, despite a year's worth of training under my belt.
Thanks a lot, and comments/suggestions are appreciated.