I just got the Westside Squatting Secrets video. The workouts they show are dynamic sessions, but Louie states they are training at 70% of their max. They work up at the end of the session but that is pretty standard, to work up once ever 3 weeks or so. I was wondering if anyone had any insight as to why they were training above 60% on DE day.
I have a couple theories; they were using a hassock, so this might be something unique to hassock training, but that seems like a poor choice of workouts for the video. It may have been because they were using straight weight, although the recommendations for straight weight don’t vary from the recommendations for chains, 50-60%. If anyone could validate these theories or provide their own I’d be happy to listen/discuss. I’ll try to get some opinions from the guys at my gym since there are a lot of WSB style lifters there (Paul Childress among them).