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2004/01/15 09:13:38 (permalink)
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Westside ?

Is it just me being old and set in my ways, or is this Westside thing make training ridiculously complicated?
The thing I have alwaya liked about the iron game is how simple it is (even an idiot like me can do it!)I.E. Train hard + Eat well + rest = results
But when i read anything on this westside stuff I can't help thinking it is making a simple proccess overcomplicated
Or am I just lazy?
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    veganlifter
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 10:00:36 (permalink)
    \/\/;

    you're right mate it is complicated, but not too bad, even a simple guy like me got a hang of it. Though in the end of the day the routine that keeps you going and motivates you is usually the best suited for you - the constant change and the "complicated" bits of westside are the ones keeping me motivated.
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 12:51:33 (permalink)
    Interesting! so the very thing that would put someone like me off is the thing that attracts you. how do you find the results?
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 12:54:07 (permalink)
    Have you read the excellent westside training article by Ozzy? Its under the articles section.

    Jimbo
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 13:01:42 (permalink)
    cheers lil jimmy!
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 13:16:01 (permalink)
    I view the routines forum regularly with interest, and its amazing how many 'discussions' pop up surrounding which routines/techniques are best, which are inferior etc.

    My personal take is that as long as you are training hard and putting max effort into achieving your aims for each session, then as long as you are eating well and resting your body will reflect your effort in training.

    I personally like to mix it up, and my current cycle involves 4 weeks on a pre-exhaust/triple drop set 6-8 reps routine and 4 weeks on a 5x5 routine. In between these I do 2 weeks on a 3x10 routine incorporating some different exercise and isolation exercises.

    Westside looks interesting and I'd like to give it a go in the future.



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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 13:17:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Dr Zoidberg

    Interesting! so the very thing that would put someone like me off is the thing that attracts you. how do you find the results?



    i'm now 2 months into the program. I'll let you know after one more month mate. I'll put a post up to the routines section for sure.

    Personal level, i like it, though the good 'ol brutality of compound only programs is lacking.
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 13:27:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by darcy



    My personal take is that as long as you are training hard and putting max effort into achieving your aims for each session, then as long as you are eating well and resting your body will reflect your effort in training.





    I agree 100% with this, This is why I originally thought that Westside was making things too complicated, I hadn't considered that the complexity would help be desirable to some as veganlifter pointed out, and if it leads to a more focused workout then that is what counts

    Look forward to seeing your results Veganlifter!
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 22:13:39 (permalink)
    depends what your goals are strength or mass?
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    RE: Westside ? 2004/01/15 23:11:33 (permalink)
    up until a week ago [when i posted some direct questions and ozzys very informative article was up] i was totally baffeld and used to think of it as way too complex to keep me motivated/keep track of progress/actually work, but i'm slowly coming round to the idea that it works [even if i personally wouldn't try it, at least not now]. you only have to look at the lifts of scruffy, ozzy and mikeyfive [incredibly strong for a young person, 19y/o] to know it works, somehow.
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