Mini, what do you think of the conjugate system?
Yeah, I do rate Westside up there with the best. You're talking about something ~ a programme with has taken 40yrs to refine so it obviously has great some great merits as it is now compared to what it started out as.
If you read up on the conjugate system it makes a lot of sense. It's very maths/physics based as it's basically the best parts that have been taken from the Soviet and Bulgarian training systems. It's kind of similar to how I train in the sense that you're working off percentages and calculated numbers rather than guesswork or intensity (which IMHO is not a 100% true gauge to work off). Of course there's always the factor of what you are truly capable of on any given day.
I'm working my waves in weeks right now, but I've been thinking that for my training for the next meet in April I might switch that to cycling things like poundages, speed work, ancillary exercises into a week. Something like this:
"First I used the pendulum wave in 3-week cycles, going from training a heavy and a light day, to a max effort day, working to a max single depending on my level of preparedness. A severe workout can be done every 72 hours, and the second day is devoted to the development of special strengths. It could be explosive strength, commonly known as the dynamic method.
Hope that makes sense and answers your question