Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2004 Articles

  • ADVANCED SYSTEM FOR BEGINNERS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I hear all the time that Westside training is for the advanced and that only top 10 lifters can do the training that is required at Westside. It is true...

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  • TRAINING METHODS PART 1: SPEED DAY

    Posted on October 18 2016

    While recovering from my second lower back injury, for which doctors recommended removing two disks, taking off a bone spur, and fusing my vertebrae, with no guarantees, I decided that...

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  • TRAINING METHODS PART 2: MAX EFFORT DAY

    Posted on October 18 2016

    In part 1 I wrote about the numerous methods that Westside uses on dynamic squat and bench day. Many methods are combined and rotated in the conjugate system. Combining the...

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  • THE BENCH PRESS SHIRT

    Posted on October 18 2016

    There’s always a lot of talk today about the bench shirt. In the beginning everyone welcomed it on the scene. Unfortunately, bench shirts provided only a small increase over one’s...

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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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  • MORE ON THE CONJUGATE METHOD: THE PRINCIPLE OF VARIETY

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Training is not as simple as doing 5 sets of 5 reps or 5 sets of 10 reps or any combination of sets and reps. You must plan to obtain...

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  • AMY WEISBERGER

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Westside women have proven to be stronger as a group than those from any other gym. Six women have squatted or deadlifted more than 500 pounds. Mariah Liggett, the first...

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  • ANGELO BERARDINELLI

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Angelo Berardinelli has become one of the premier middleweights in the world. The sky was the limit for Angelo, having made an elite total as a teen. But by 1993...

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  • BOX SQUATTING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Box squatting is the most effective method to produce a first-rate squat. This is, in my opinion, the safest way to squat because you don’t use as much weight as...

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  • CHAINS AND BANDS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    There are many keys to success, but two invaluable ones are accelerating strength training and accommodating resistance by add-ing chains or bands or sometimes both. Chains and bands are used...

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