2017 Articles

The Westside Barbell System For Sports Athletic Development For: Speed, Explosive Power, Vertical Jump, and Injury Prevention
Jan 26

This is a free-of-charge publication from Westside Barbell to assist coaches and trainers in creating faster, stronger and less injury prone athletes, by training the correct way and utilizing the time spent in the weight room in the safest, most efficient and most effective ways. We encourage you to continually expand your knowledge base by learning from books, DVD’s and other media sources written ONLY by well-recognized, credible experts. This program is based on tested and proven training methods. It is not a fly-by-night ‘add 6” to your vertical jump in 2 weeks’ scam. Also be wary of ABC Trainer...

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Maximal Effort Method to Optimize Lifting Mechanics - By John Quint
Jan 06

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain The most effective training method to optimize lifting mechanics for compound movements (deadlift, squat, press, etc.) is Maximal Effort (ME) Method. There is an inaccurate thought process that lifting maximal weights is unsafe. This thought process is normally that of the physical therapist who weighs 100lbs and spends his time posting videos on Instagram practicing movements or the out of shape strength coach who is unable to deadlift his own body weight. In theory one can argue...

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Olympic Lifting Max Effort
Jan 05

Olympic Lifting Max Effort

Posted by Louie Simmons on

Below are max-effort workouts that will surely raise your lifts. It is very important to max out as often as possible, as you know this was the method the world renown Bulgarians used that produced Naim Suleymanoglu. The Olympic champion Vomi Zatsiorsky says the maximal effort method is superior to all others for improving both intramuscular and intermuscular coordination. Why? The muscles and CNS adapt only to the load placed on them. The max-effort workout calls for working up to a new max even by five pounds a month. This would add up to 60 pounds a year. For the...

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