i've been lifting for some time, but my experience falls largely under the umbrella of bodybuilding-type logic. sure, i purchased supertraining, and i understand most of the general relevent concepts, but my understanding of some of the finer aspects of strength training is...lacking.
i know a lot of people like westside, and i know powerman performs his own variant of powerlifting, in part derivative of advice gleaned from supertraining (i believe). i was looking to set up a good basic powerlifting routine...
hardgainer type 'strength' routines are way too infrequent for my tastes. i actually prefer more frequent/volume-esque training IF i'm not constantly pushing the limits of my CNS. this is why westside seemed a reasonable protocol, though i'm not against other interpretations.
so here's the lifts i'd like to concentrate on improving my 1RM in (obviously):
(and maybe even chins)
here's questions i have
1) links to relevent articles/basic powerlifting training with the specifications i have mentioned (probably not westside, as i have plenty of links for that). or just information/thoughts from people who powerlift, eg powermandl etc.
2) information on what item(s) i could use to substitute for the box in box squats (i really want to try these). or, for that matter, where i could purchase some boxes for not outrageous prices...
3) any other 'babying' that would allow me to construct a good program (probably not for use for a while yet, a couple months as i'm in the middle of an HST cycle, but i figure i'll plan ahead of time).