I've been talking with Rob a lot lately about Westside Barbell Training and after some discussion I've came to the conclusion that this is something I definitely want to go ahead with. I have my diet in check (read: healthy foods). And I want to get brutally strong. I don't have that great of stats to start westside, but I hope with some time I can get them to my current goals and then after that make the sky the limit. I'm hoping that many people that are using Westside training as their preferred training method, and those that stopped into my journal before will come visit this one.
My current lifts as of right now are:
Bench Press: 250
Lower back strength, that's why I've been using a belt. Bad idea. My chest is a weak point in my bench. And my lats aren't fully developed to my liking. They have very little strength. My calves are small, and not powerful. My hamstrings could use lots of work. Basically what I'm trying to say is: My entire body is weak except for my forearms.
My heavier lifts might be done with a belt, depending on how I feel and how the lower back is feeling. I don't use wraps, tape, a suit, or any other thing like wrist wraps, or chalk. For the most part I consider myself a RAW lifter.
I just finished my first workout. And I'll post it as it went down. Thank you to all the members that helped me in my Westside thread. I appreciate it. And hopefully by coming in here and looking at this you'll be able to critique some things.
Bench Press: 66% of my max.
Lying Tricep Extension: