Westside Training: Most important concept you have gotten from training?
There's one very important thing I have taken from Westside Barbell training. In regards to Max Effort training. Never do the same max effort (90% plus) exercise in back to back weeks. No more than 3 - 5 sets as well to avoid over training.
Yet when I see peoples training programs and logs they constantly break this idea. I have first hand experience with this back in the day and doing back to back Max lifts. I could tell that I just stalled. Now I never break that "Westside Rule".
Just one real life example is Brian Schwab's logs over on EliteFTS. If you look at his ME bench days all he ever does is puts on his DD shirt and does board presses. Not just him but many lifters and Elite lifters do this. I just sometimes have to say why!?