2012 Articles

THE SQUAT
Oct 13

THE SQUAT

Posted by Tom Barry on

After moving to Westside, A.J. Roberts has improved his squat from 1008 to 1140 pounds in just over 2 years by following the conjugate system. This includes a speed strength day, where a series of 3-week waves are performed. The percent of a 1-rep max used is 50% to 60% within the 3-week wave. Bands or chains or a combination of both is used to prevent accommodation. A.J. will use an assortment of bars such as a regular 65-pound Bulldog squat bar for a 3-week cycle. At other times a Safety squat bar, a bow bar, or a 14-inch cambered...

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DEADLIFT TRAINING
Oct 13

DEADLIFT TRAINING

Posted by Tom Barry on

Although we have never had a Benny or an Andy or for that fact a Lamar Grant type of deadlifter, we do have many very good deadlifters, both men and women: 18 men who deadlift over 800 pounds and six women who lift over 500 pounds. That’s a lot of back up. I am always explaining how our top athletes train to produce 13 all-time world records so far and within 4 weight classes, but how does a lifter train who is young and just getting their feet in the game? Well one such lifter is Jean Fry, a female...

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