I just read an article by AJ Roberts on EliteFTS, "Five Random Things Iíve Learned at Westside". It was written in May this year. In it he says that the current speed work at Westside is done for fewer sets (3-5) than normal, higher percentages and maybe higher reps (5's instead of 3's) on the bench.
From reading different articles on the net, I've put together 2 Westside style routines earlier this year and was always doing 8-12 sets on DE day, 8 on bench, 10-12 on squat. I just recently purchased a manual by Jim Wendler ("EFS Beginner Training Manual") to have a routine which was set up by an authority rather than myself. In this manual DE day is done with 8-10 sets.
Does anyone have any experience or recommendations on these two different approaches? AJ Roberts does say that the changes were made because of how advanced the Westside lifters are. I am not advanced, but my joints don't seem to handle the volume too well. Thanks for any input.