Since the original Westside Questions thread got so long, I’m opening up another one here. If you want to run a search for either of these threads, you should use the keyword “Simmonstate”. Hopefully, this will distinguish these two (and any subsequent) threads from all the other stuff that might come up on a regular search.
And to start the thread off right, I’m going to say that I got an 11-pound (5-kilo) PR on the bench the other day after having used this type of training for about six weeks or so. May not seem like much, but my bench had been stuck for about, oh, a decade, so I’m pretty happy.
Also, for all you guys who are interested in the bodybuilding aspect of doing a Westside program, I can say that it works quite well. Even without changing my diet, I’ve put on a couple of pounds (none of which is fat), and both my thighs and the area around my shoulder girdle/triceps are looking noticeably thicker. Not only that, my shoulders haven’t felt this healthy in a while. So I’m liking it!
Anyway, this thread is your HQ for getting all the info you could ever want about Westside. Props and thanks to Steve, Goldie, Big Martin, Irondoc and the rest of the powerlilfting vets who’ve been unstinting in giving their time and expertise. We appreciate it, guys.