View Full Version : westside for beginners or something else first...

big calvin
03-22-2003, 07:03 PM
then westside?...... ive only ben back in the gym for 1 week and i wanna do westside but im not sure the low rep work of westside is ok for me right now. as of this week my split is as follows:

monday-back,delts and traps
military front press
side laterals

wednesday-quads,hams and calves
leg extensions
stiff deads
calf raises

friday- chest and arms
bench press
bb curls
close bench

sets are well if your only gonna count workin sets i would say 1-2 per exercise... warmups 1-3... reps are 5-10

its going ok .. but im not sure if hittin each muscle more often is better for starting out instead of once a week like say maybe fullbody? and then in like a month do westside or say 2 day split every other day... whas ya'll think?

Paul Stagg
03-24-2003, 08:19 AM
What is your goal?

03-24-2003, 04:33 PM
If you want to be a powerlifter, or want just to be as strong as possible regardless of your desire to compete in powerlifting, then Westside is the way to go. Kenny Patterson never did anything but Westside training. Started at age 14 and set an all time world record bench at age 21 or 22. 701 in the 275 lb class.

I wish I knew about it 10 or 12 years ago. I would have been at my current strength level years earlier if I knew then what I know now.


big calvin
03-24-2003, 06:29 PM
my goal? well... strength has always ben my first goal and wha ever size comes is coo im already a big guy so size has never ben a big thing wit me.. strength and testin my stength is and always is...

Paul Stagg
03-25-2003, 08:25 AM
If you plan to compete as a PLer - WSB is a good idea anytime.