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2003 Articles

  • HOW TO BENCH PRESS 500 EASY

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Everyone strives for a goal, one of which may be a 500 bench. The problem is how do you achieve it? For me it was a mystery until I discovered...

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  • MORE BIG BENCHES

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I was proud to write the article ‘Three of a Kind”, which reported that Westside had three 600-pound benchers. Only a few years later we have eight 600-pound benchers, six...

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  • OVERCOMING PLATEAUS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Your squat is going nowhere. No matter what you do it won’t increase. What can you do? Well first, let’s find the real problem. It can be several things: form,...

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  • OVERCOMING PLATEAUS PART 2: THE BENCH PRESS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Everyone likes to bench press, but no one likes to get stuck. Not making progress is no fun and sometimes grounds for retirement. Only the strong at heart will continue....

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  • OVERCOMING PLATEAUS PART 3: THE DEADLIFT

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Squat and bench press records are continually being set in recent years. It’s easy to see why. Most federations have a 24-hour weigh-in rule, which is a positive thing for...

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  • THE CONJUGATE METHOD

    Posted on October 18 2016

    When lifters repeatedly use the same simple method of training to raise their strength level, they will eventually stall. Like the scholar who must utilize many sources of information to...

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  • CHAIN REACTION: ACCOMMODATING LEVERAGES

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Because the human body is stronger at some positions than at others, we are limited as to the amount of weight we can use in a certain movement. For instance,...

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  • TRAINING THE BACK

    Posted on October 18 2016

    At Westside we do an enormous amount of back work. This consists of upper and lower back work. The upper back plays a large role in all three lifts. For...

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  • EXTRA WORKOUTS 2

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I write to all powerlifters, but I am always amazed to hear a drug-free lifter say that he can’t train the Westside way. Although these lifters are going nowhere fast,...

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