Originally Posted by Chris J Mason
I would like to see a video of your 500 lbs squat. If it is to parallel and it did not take much time for you to achieve then you are far above average with respect to your ability to build strength for the movement. You can think what you want, but that is a fact. Take a statistically significant pool of individuals who have been squatting for over a year and see how many of them have a true 500 lbs raw squat and my point will be proven.
When you say Westside is advanced, what exactly does that mean to you? How is that a negative?
Honestly I don't think it takes a genetic freak to squat 500 lbs in relatively short order. I did my first meet with 16 weeks of training, before that I had never squatted or deadlifted in my life. I went 462, missed 407 at lockout and pulled 551. I was 247# at weigh in, all raw and following a less than traditional program training alone in my basement. Two weeks later I was training with a group of guys doing Westside and testing for my 1RM(s) I hit 525, 415, 575 with a little form coaching. I've been on the platform with genetic freaks, I'm not one of them and I'm far from built to squat.