Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2008 Articles

  • BENCH LOCKOUT

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Have you been to a bench meet lately? There are a lot more misses than benches made. How can this be when all they do is bench? In my own gym...

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  • THE FORGOTTEN WEAPON

    Posted on October 18 2016

    No, I am not talking about flying stars or throwing knifes. I am referring to the deadlift. Westside has 15 men who deadlift over 800 pounds. One man weighs 256 and...

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  • QUEEN OF THE IRON GAME

    Posted on October 18 2016

    When you think of great women powerlifters a few names pop up. Olesia Lafina of Russia was the first to total ten times her bodyweight.  Margaret Kirkland of Florida made ten times...

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  • SPECIAL STRENGTH

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Do you know the importance of special strength development? What are the velocities of explosive strength and isometric strength? The answer is high velocity and zero velocity. But what does...

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  • TEEN LIFTING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    There has been much said about lifting and age. Everyone has their viewpoint. The United States, for the most part, will start young, 8-10 years old, in a particular sport...

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  • ASSISTED ECCENTRICS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Have you ever thought that ideas should be reversed? What if we were born with the wisdom and the reasoning of a 65-year-old? We would make more right decisions and possibly stay...

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  • STATS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Stats are always important to success. All ball teams keep stats, and they are invaluable to a team’s success. European weight lifting coaches kept many stats on how many lifts should be...

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  • LOWER BACK TRAINING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    A weak man has a weak back and a strong man has a strong back. It’s that simple. But how do you acquire a strong back without getting hurt? Let’s start...

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  • LOWER BACK TRAINING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    A weak man has a weak back and a strong man has a strong back. It’s that simple. But how do you acquire a strong back without getting hurt? Let’s start...

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