ah.. Thank you for the clarification. They originally were squat little beasts that expanded in size to fill the width of the pot...but didn't jump much; at first. lol The side branches shot out equally as quick. The side branching is strong but fell behind in the last few days with the main colas gaining dominance: Again no training is occurring... just selective foliage removal.
This growth pattern is consistent amongst all 5 plants (as far as I can see there is little disparity that isn't accountable by their respective ages). The only thing i found odd is that they all are ladies.