Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2007 Articles

  • THE SQUAT

    Posted on October 18 2016

    The squat has always been referred to as the king of all lifts. If you don’t have a big squat, you ain’t squat. At Westside, we have three lifters who...

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  • How does one reach the top of powerlifting

    Posted on October 18 2016

    How does one reach the top of powerlifting? First, you must possess all the strength qualities such as speed strength, strength speed, and a high work capacity with high‐intensity workouts....

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  • HELP WANTED

    Posted on October 18 2016

    In the summer of 2005 1 placed an ad on our Web site for lifters that wanted to excel at powerlifting. We had just had a serious blow dealt to...

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  • STRENGTH TRAINING METHODS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    There are three main methods of training for strength. The most recognized is the maximal effort method. This method produces the greatest strength gains by improv­ing intramuscular and intermuscular coordination....

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  • ECCENTRIC UNLOADING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I have written about overspeed eccentrics, citing why it is so important to lower the bar as fast as possible to produce the most powerful stretch reflex as possible. If...

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  • OFF-SEASON TRAINING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I have been asked many times what we do in the off-season. However, we don’t have an off-season; this would waste part of the year’s training. We are a private...

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  • SQUATS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    I squatted 525 in 1970 when I started to do power meets on a continuous basis. I squatted 920 in 2000 at 52 years old. It was an uphill battle...

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  • RACK WORK

    Posted on October 18 2016

    When one thinks of rack work, Bob Peoples comes to mind. He was a powerlifting pioneer. His 725 deadlift at 185 in the 1940s and 1950s is legendary. Bob did...

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  • OPTIMAL TRAINING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    What is optimal training? It can be many things to many people. The optimal number of lifts is first and foremost at Westside Barbell. There is an optimal number of...

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