I just read that article written by Chris Mason. And it said that to pull big you should be doing a Westside training.
Half a year ago I got my bench up to 145kg and decided to do Westside because it's a more fun way to train and it's effective.
Well I had a slightly niggily right shoulder. But it wasn't too bad. Anyway I followed Westside as written and after about a month I could no longer train my shoulder.
It's been almost 6 months and my shoulder is still fucked. MY doctor has ordered me to get an xray and ultrasound. He wrote on the sheet, rotator cuff syndrome, what ever that means. I think I'll have to have surgery.
But anyway back to the point. On hardgainer forums the members said that I was an idiot for doing something like Westside without the proper base.
I started off pretty strong before training with a 200kg deadlift and 80kg bench.
Best lifts: 245kg deadlift, 162kg Front Squat, 145kg bench, 105kg log press, 250kg yoke carry, 115kg farmers, No. 2.5 Captains of crush