Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2010 Articles

  • BENCH WORKOUTS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Westside has 30 members who bench more than 700 pounds and four who bench more than 800 pounds. We also have Laura Phelps, with a 505 at 165 body weight,...

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  • WESTSIDE CONJUGATE SYSTEM

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Many have asked how Westside developed the conjugate system and why. I started training full time in powerlifting in late 1969 after returning from the army. I had my first...

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  • SPECIALTY BARS

    Posted on October 18 2016

    What is the fastest and most economical way to build a powerlifting gym? First, you need a good power rack so you don’t get hurt. Second of course are plates...

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  • DEADLIFT TRAINING

    Posted on October 18 2016

    Paul Childress said that a big squatter is not always a big deadlifter, but a big deadlifter is almost always a big squatter. How do you build a big deadlift...

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  • Programming and Organization of Training

    Posted on October 14 2016

    When training for a meet, there must be organization of systems of training. This is called periodization. In 1917, Kotov, of the former Soviet Union, wrote a series of texts...

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  • 2010 POWERSTATION PRO/AM MEET

    Posted on October 14 2016

    As always, Mike Ferguson, owner of the Powerstation gym in Cincinnati, OH hosted a great three day meet on August 20-22nd. Mike’s motto is no mistakes and there were none....

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  • A Multiyear Plan

    Posted on October 14 2016

    Renowned sports scientist A. S. Medvedyev wrote a text called A System of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting (1986). It was translated by Andrew Charniga, Jr. It presents a system to...

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