After several months on my current bulk routine, I'm going to switch things up and add a bit more of a powerlifting emphasis. Here's what I've come up with:
Twice a week, Monday and Thursday (I only go 2x a week due to a very limited recovery capability that I've discovered over the past eight months)
Monday: heavy bench and squat, 3-5 sets 5 reps, 85% of max; barbell rows and/or pulls for 2-3 x 8-12
Thursday: heavy deads, 3-5 x 5 at 85%, light bench and box squat, 2 x 12 at around 60% of max; assorted tinkering to work on weaknesses (don't know what my weaknesses are yet, so this will be a touch-and-go kind of deal)
Heavy deads will be worked every other week; on in-between weeks I'll work them at 60-65% to work on speed.
This is what I've come up with from a lot of reading and research; most of this routine is inspired by Paul Kelso. I'm not looking for a strict, exact-percentages-exact-reps-exact-sets type of routine, as I'm still learning after 8 months of basic training, and Westside-style stuff just confuses the hell out of me.
I would most definitely appreciate some tips, especially concerning progression. I'm not sure if I need to add weight every week, or increase percentages of 1 rm, or what. Thanks in advance.