Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2006 Articles

  • ISOMETRICS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Isometrics have been around since the 1950s. It was an effective method to develop strength at a particular angle and affordable to most because of the limited amount of equipment...

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  • BENCH PRESS WORKOUT

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I am frequently asked to write personal workouts for a fee. However, I don’t have the time to do this. Westside makes training tapes on all matters of training, plus...

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  • SQUAT WORKOUT

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I am always asked to make personal workout programs for lifters. This is impossible to do without see- ing these people in the gym and observing their form. Their form...

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  • THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Did you know there are three main methods of weight training? The Dynamic Method. This method develops and improves a fast rate of force development, or explosive strength. Approximately 60-90...

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  • THE LIGHTENED METHOD

    Posted on October 18 2016

    At Westside Barbell, we often use the contrast methods: bands, chains, and of course the lightened method. For squatting, we use three different bands: the light band, the monster mini-band,...

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  • WESTSIDE BENCHERS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I receive many calls asking how our top benchers train. We have 17 benching over 700: one has done 830 (Mike Wolf), in addition to two 198’s who have done...

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  • USING KETTLEBELLS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I am asked all the time what we do with kettle bells. Although they have been around forever, they have once again become the rage. There are kettle bell camps...

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  • PERIODIZATION OF TRAINING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Anyone training for a meet has undergone some form of periodization. Unfortunately, most have misused a system in order to peak for a meet. Progressive gradual overload, or Western periodization,...

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