WARNING: LONG ASS MUFUCKIN POST Hello F&N! I have been religiously lurking this past year and every day I have learned more and improved my strength and size thanks to everyone here. From the end of August up until today I have went from 130lbs to 157 lbs at 5'5 1/2". Anyways, these past months I have been doing christopher's routine and then switched over to a different 5x5 scheme with great gains. I've gone from a shitty 115lb 3x8 bench to a 175 lb max (tested just yesterday which went up too easy), corrected squat form by going a2g currently at 205 3x5, and deadlifting with decent form (no rounded back) double overhand 225 5x5 from a nonexisting deadlift. Again, all thanks to the awesome posters in f&n. So, the last 6ish weeks here at my university I felt I'd make the most out of the free gym and then consider buying a powerrack + weights etc for my home during summer. I've decided that I want to get into strength and hypertrophy a secondary concern. I recently have been reading up on the west side theory at the efs site and got this routine off of the UFL powerlifting website. The Standard Template Sunday - Dynamic Effort Bench Dynamic Bench Press 8x3 @ 55% 45 to 60s rest Close Grip BP 3x6 Pull-ups 3x12 DB Military Press 3x12 Monday - Max Effort Squat/DL Max Effort Exercise - 3x1 @ 90% max for that exercise RDL - 3x6 Barbell Shrugs - 4x12 Back Extension - 3x6 Abs - Wednesday - Max Effort Bench Press Max Effort Exercise - 3x1 @ 90% max for that exercise Triceps Pushdown 3 x 8 - 12 Chest Supported Row 3x8 Upright Row 3x12 Friday - Dynamic Squat/DL Dynamic Squat - see dynamic squat cycle below Dynamic Deadlift - see below Barbell Shrugs 4x8 GHR 3x10 Abs Dynamic Squat Cycle - week 1 [email protected]% week [email protected]% week [email protected]% Dynamic Deadlift Cycle - week1 8x1 @ 55% week2 8x1 @ 60% week3 6x1 @ 65% I remember someone posting a link to it a while back here. There are just a few questions I have for those who are familiar with this. I know a few of you are... 1. Doesn't westside require that one rotates one max session of either s/b/d ever three weeks in order not to burn out? If so, how would you rotate since in this routine every lift is being tested for a max each week? Am I reading the routine wrong? 2.Since my gym doesn't have a GHR machine will SLDL's with same rep scheme suffice? 3. Eating heavy should still promote a decent amount of hypertrophy in the end correct? 4. Is there any reason why I should not go through with this routine given my current numbers? (frankly i want a break from 5x5 even though i love leaving the gym feeling i am about to die) Maybe we can get a westside4noobz sticky going. Sorry for the lack of AV as I am an unemployed college kid atm. And again shoutout to this bombass forum!