Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2001 Articles

  • HIT……. OR MISS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Many readers may not realize that I am involved in the training of pro-football teams and many college football and basketball teams. For example, the Kansas City Jayhawks and Utah...

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  • TRAINING THE LOCK-OUT

    Posted on October 18 2016

    We are in a new millennium, and the times are a changing, as they say. Bench press shirts are a major part of powerlifting, so get with the program. No...

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  • TRAINING STRONG LEGS FOR WORLD RECORDS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    It was around 1970, and I was reading Muscle Power Builder and articles by members of Westside Barbell in Culver City, CA. George Frenn was discussing how important strong legs...

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  • THE REPETITION METHOD

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I have previously discussed the different methods of training that are utilized at Westside. The dynamic method replaces a maximal effort day and builds explosiveness and speed strength. The maximal...

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  • THE REPETITION METHOD

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I have previously discussed the different methods of training that are utilized at Westside. The dynamic method replaces a maximal effort day and builds explosiveness and speed strength. The maximal...

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  • DEADLIFT TRAINING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Deadlift records have made little progress in recent years. I believe it is easy to add pounds to a squat or bench press due to more progressive equipment. The supportive...

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  • FRED: A BOLDT OF LIGHTNING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Fred Boldt moved from Buffalo, NY, in October 2001 to Columbus to train at Westside Barbell. His bench press was 400 in the 165 pound class and had been stuck...

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  • RESEARCHING RESISTANCE

    Posted on October 18 2016

    There are many things about strength that I don’t understand. One, in particular, is how the heck did the father in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father turn into the Incredible...

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  • ORGANIZATION OF TRAINING PART 1

    Posted on October 18 2016

    When planning training, one must not plan for the next meet, but rather the next year or even longer. The following are some issues to consider: Weight gain or loss...

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  • ORGANIZATION OF TRAINING PART 2

    Posted on October 18 2016

    When planning training, one must not plan for the next meet, but rather the next year or even longer. The following are some issues to consider: Weight gain or loss...

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  • PERCENT TRAINING: WHAT IS IT REALLY?

    Posted on October 18 2016

    In the squat, what is too heavy to train with and too light to train with? In Russia , much research revealed that 65-82.5% of a 1 rep max is...

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