So i guess i'm going to start this westside workout tomorrow.. it goes
Mon - ME Bench
press movement - floor press
Front lat pull down
Side lateral/front lat
What can i replace the floor press with.. and what if i dont know my MAX bench.. can i estimate it.. i think i have a pretty good guess. I just really wanted to start this monday (3rd time ever in the gym by the way) but if i have to find all my maxes that means my entire weeks scchedule is messed, please help!
Just go with a guessed max, untill you find your max.
You guess you're going to start Westside?
Just a few questions,
How old are you?
How many years lifting experience do you have?
Why do you want to do a westside style routine?
get bigger/stronger.. i'm skinny as hell. You got aim?
Take a look at the 5x5 Routine. Build up your base level strength and get some years under your belt (no pun intended) before following something made popular by Westside Barbell.
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
I'm lovin all the belt jokes now, rofl
maybe i'll do WBB routine 1 but split it up so i lift monday tuesday.... thursday friday....hows that sound?
If you're really set on doing a WS style routine you could always give Joe DeFranco's Westside For Skinny Bastards a try. It's a little more beginner friendly than your standard WS Barbell Club routine.
Bench: Haven't maxed in months, it's definately under 200.
Deadlift: 270lbs x2
Max chinups in one set: 24
Here's an article by Louie Simmions, founder of Westside Barbell and their meothd, about using it for beginners. http://www.elitefts.com/documents/ad..._beginners.htm
Westside is good for beginners interested in gaining a lot of strength, but you have to do a lot of reading to do it properly. I tried it last year, didn't do it right and burnt out very quickly.