What was the first program you used when you started PL?
Most of us started out doing something much different than what we are currently doing. As our lifting progressed so did our training.
Myself I was pretty much doing a bodybuilding routine when I decided to enter my first powerlifting meet. I had pretty much done bodybuilding type stuff since I was 12 and did my first meet when I was 20.
After my first meet I tried a couple russian routines that were ok but got me into some trouble injury wise. Did this for about 6 months.
I then trained with a couple of guys who were kinda doing a Westside routine but not really. Followed this group for about 4-5 months before I ended up at Westside Barbell where I've been since.
Goofing around on my own got me to a 365 raw bench at 198. I had messed around in a single ply shirt and was at about 470 but I'd pretty much hit a wall. I was definitely frustrated by the time I met Louie.
So what have you guys done? How has it worked for you?