Westside Barbell- The Strongest Gym In The World

2015 Articles

  • ISOMETRIC TRAINING

    Posted on October 13 2016

    In the 1960’s Isometric Training became the rage. Bob Hoffman was making an Isometric power rack at his York Barbell company. It was made very narrow, about 10 inches between...

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  • WESTSIDE RAW

    Posted on October 13 2016

    Many ask, how does Westside train for a raw contest? The answer is simple, the same. Remember our system is based on physics, mathematics, and bio mechanics. The author trained...

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  • SHOCK METHODS

    Posted on October 13 2016

    Plyometrics, commonly used by Westsiders to develop explosive and absolute strength, were invented by Dr. Verkhoshansky. However, Verkhoshansky used the term, “shock training.” Shock training covered many forms of training...

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  • WESTSIDE BARBELL 1970- TOM PAULUCCI

    Posted on October 13 2016

    Before Tom came to train with Westside in 1974, he was an outstanding track and field athlete, starting at Buffalo University. Tom held the shot put record in 1973 at...

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  • WHO MADE WESTISDE IN THE 90 ‘S?

    Posted on October 13 2016

    A lot happened from 1991-2000 at Westside. I almost died in 1991. I ruptured my patella tendon during a low box squat. I am very sensitive to anesthesia, and the...

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  • WHO BUILT WESTSIDE BARBELL? PART II – THE 1980’S

    Posted on October 13 2016

    In January, the garage team went to the YMCA nationals and won the team title. I won the 220 class with a 1,950 total (the 3rd best at that time)....

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  • AMY WEISBERGER

    Posted on October 13 2016

    Amy started training full time at Westside in 1988, after college at Ohio University. She drove 75 miles, three times a week from June of ’88 until the time she...

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  • What Westside Means To Louie

    Posted on October 13 2016

    Louie was asked what Westside meant to him … His answer may surprise many, but this is how it was told to me.  After sitting down with one of his...

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