Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2005 Articles

  • ACCOMMODATION

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Everyone should know what accommodation is. Accommodation causes your performance to stagnate or decrease. Zatsiorsky stated that the response of a biological object to a given constant stimulus decreases over...

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  • THEN AND NOW

    Posted on October 18 2016

    My powerlifting memories start in 1966, just one month before my induction into the Army. I feel like Captain Ahab with his obsession with Moby Dick. I am strapped to...

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  • PART TWO OF MY JOURNEY

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Larry’s string of Worlds stops at 9 after jumping 2 1/5 k’s on his second attempt, negating a third. Dan Wohleber pulls the first 900 pound deadlift. Dave Waddington squats...

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  • PERIODIZATION: PENDULUM WAVE

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Periodization simply means organizing training plans of one year or more into shorter manageable plans, i.e., weekly or monthly. At Westside, a weekly plan is used on max effort day....

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  • REACTIVE METHOD

    Posted on October 18 2016

    In the late 1960s isometrics were used not only by the Soviets but also here in the United States by the York Barbell team. They were very effective but were...

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  • DEADLIFTING TRAINING PART III

    Posted on October 18 2016

    The back has much potential, which is seldom reached. For such a simple lift, the deadlift can be complicated to train. If one only deadlifts, progress will stall or injuries...

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  • BOX SQUATTING BENEFITS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I am often asked, why do box squats? We do them to produce world-record squats. The late, great Matt Dimel made 1010 in 1985 at SHW. Chuck Vogelpohl pushed the...

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  • THE VIRTUAL FORCE SWING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    At Westside Barbell we use the dynamic method throughout the year. Its purpose is not to build maximal strength but to improve the rate of force development and explosive strength....

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  • DEADLIFT TRAINING PART II

    Posted on October 18 2016

    There are approximately 65 700lb benchers and 35 1000lb squatters. But when one looks at the deadlift, there are only 8 900+ deadlifters. The incredibly strong Eddie Coan made 901...

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  • PREPARE TO BENCH

    Posted on October 18 2016

    The lifters at Westside are constantly going to meets. Many of the meets are small and mostly in Ohio. We like to represent Ohio. Top lifters should lift in their...

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