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Training programs for multi ply lifters?

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asked Jan 2, 2017 in Powerlifting
I am new to multiply and was wondering how to train I am primarily a deadlift specialist but also have interest in competing in the squat and bench at some point. I would do Westside but lack most of the necessary equipment so would be interested to hear of other training methods.

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Andy Bolton's Deadlift Dynamite or Brian Schawb's M2 method have worked well for me. A few bands are pretty inexpensive and can go a long way
Patrick answered Jan 2, 2017
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You can use any program that will get you stronger (stronger raw will translate to stronger in gear); but you will want to put some emphasis on your supplemental/assistance work to hit the strength curve of gear and address any weaknesses and recovery.

Since you'll likely be lifting more in the gear you'll also want to make sure you don't go heavy in your full gear too frequently; but just enough to work technique and find openers. I typically have my clients get into their gear every couple weeks at the last week of a 3 or 4-week wave.

Also, keep in mind that much of multii-ply is technique; so focus on using your program to keep getting stronger and try to learn the correct technique with every session. Don't be suprised if especially with deadlift, initially you don't get much out of the gear until you learn how to use it.
Joe Schillero, elitefts Athlete answered Jan 3, 2017
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First, the only true way to train Westside, is to train at Westside. Now regarding the conjugate method, you don't need a lot of equipment, you just need to vary your exercises. That can be done creatively without a lot of equipment.

There's a 5/3/1 for powerlifting book out there also. There's linear periodization, block periodization, undulating. There's lots of methods out there that work. You just have to pick one that jives with you.
Vincent Dizenzo, elitefts Athlete answered Jan 4, 2017