1. The most productive program I ever used was a simple 12 week cycle, high volume/low intensity to low volume/high intensity. Westside would have worked better, but that's all we had back then.
2. I always used power cleans. Starr made me, and they worked.
3. I started off with wrestling shoes, but eventually I went to a heeled shoe for more quad involvement off the floor. The increase in efficiency more than made up for the heel thickness, at least for my pulling style.
4. I don't follow the sport now, but my favorite guys back then were John Kuc and George Hechter.