All the above said I love specialized training. It is great to see one of your lifts shoot up even if the others stay the same. It helps me stay motivated and makes me look forward to squats each day. This is why I stick with specialized cycles but according to basic algebra the gains are the same.
This is probably why you see both in high level amateur powerlifters
Experimentation is the word of the day here, and you're going to be like a mad scientist, tinkering with your diet until you've turned yourself into a massive, world-destroying robot bent on nothing short of the subjugation and destruction of the entire human race.
-Jamie Lewis (Chaos&Pain)
Nothing exceeds like excess.
HT: 5'10" WT: 237
Deadlift 455 Squat 425
Bench 375 OHP (strict) 205