I currently use a western style periodization/Westside style program. I used to use periodization before I was introduced to Westside. In 2000 I switched to Westside training and actually saw a decline in some of my lifts. This was due to the fact I was new to the program and didn't understand all the intricacies of applying different ME exercises to address specific weak points.
Since then I've attended Dave Tates seminar and have the videos and have a good understanding of the program. In the middle of 2001 I switched to the program I use now and have seen better improvements than using westside alone(for the bench). An example routine would be:
I take my max and add 3 pounds to it each week as well as taking a certain percent of that estimated max each week to work out with. I do two top sets only. i pick a ME exercise that I feel will help my weak area.
1 2 board press with (400x.81) 2x5
2 2 board press with (403x.84) 2x5
3 2 board press with (406x.87) 2x3
4 2 board press with (409x.90) 2x3
5 2 board press with (412x.93) 2x3 I add the shirt this week
6 2 board press with (415x .96) 2x2
7 2 board press with (418x. 98.5) 2x2
Then I do my assistance work for triceps and back
But the key to this is knowing you weak area and applying the right exercises to the problem. I feel that addding the shirt really gives me a boost both mentally and physically in the middle. I usually add more wt the 5th week so the percents are only a guide, you can adjust up or down. I also like the practice I get in the shirt and using the boards saves the shirt for your max.
you may want to add 3 board presses since your sticking point may be higher, etc....