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Offline 43Diesel

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Westside
« on: March 15, 2015, 07:33:03 AM »
I am highly considering beginning the Westside program.

Other than the sled pulls I believe my gym has all the other equipment needed.
If anyone here could help me figure out what to replace that with it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm going to talk with a trainer I know on Monday to see if he'll work with me on this as well.

Here's the link to the program for those who may not know it
http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Powerlifting/Westside.html

Thanks
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Re: Westside
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 10:09:21 AM »
Interesting, I will look at this in further depth later.

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Re: Westside
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 11:00:55 AM »
Thanks look forward to the input
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Re: Westside
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 03:00:27 PM »
old bump

I am considering running this program starting in a few weeks.  I'll have to make some slight adjustments with it though.  Ie-Monday max squat, tues max bench, thurs dynamic squat, Friday dynamic bench and something on Wednesday.  Also, I'll be doing regular squats, not box squats.  I don't agree with never doing regular squats when training.
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Re: Westside
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 10:28:50 PM »
box squats have their place. The Westside guys don't really need to do regular squats as their box squat stance and technique is almost the same as there contest squat. You can box squat to a lower box and a closer stance. on my dynamic days I would alt. pause squats and box squats.

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Re: Westside
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2015, 08:01:47 AM »
box squats have their place. The Westside guys don't really need to do regular squats as their box squat stance and technique is almost the same as there contest squat. You can box squat to a lower box and a closer stance. on my dynamic days I would alt. pause squats and box squats.

I agree box squats have their place, I do them every once in a while, I'm just saying I don't think it's good practice to NEVER do regular squats unless you are on stage.  If you always use the cue of hitting a box at depth and go to do regular squats and don't have the cue it could really through off your lift.  And a lot of people fail to understand that the guys at west side are super human running monster "supplements" so you can't take everything in the book to heart without taking that into account.
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