After having a talk with a guy from my gym last night, named Chris Morris, who is an extremely experienced powerlifter, I figured I would bring this up here at WBB.
He talked about Westside and powerlifting and the ups and downs of the sport, etc. He has competed in the 198 lbs. class and pull 700, benched 440, and squatted 600. These are all in a powerlifting meet. Guy was friggin' strong as hell.
Anyway, some points that he made to me that seemed to be different than what I have read from www.elitefts.com.
- Keeping your hips low during sumo deadlifts. He supported this notion 100%. He said when guys lower their hips their deadlift usually blows up. He said my DL looked like a SLDL, and I was rounding my back. However, Dave Tate says that your hips should stay high.
- He said for lats pullups pullups and more pullups. Overhand and underhand. He said rows are pretty good too, but pullups are best by far. This was different than what is recommended in Westside. Youre always supposed to row in the same plane as your bench.
- He said NO bodybuilding exercises. No flyes, or anything like that. He said that he does JM presses, lockouts, etc. And the guy had a physique like a bodybuilder---only his traps were MASSIVE.
Opinions Stagg, Latty, benchmonster, Adam, Saturday Fever, etc.?