Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

WSBB Blog: GPP Training For Football Players

The sport of football requires athletes to be strong, fast, and to be able to remain effective over the course of a four quarter game. Do you know how?

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Sat Oct 30, 2021

WSBB Blog: Box Squat Success

If you know Westside Barbell, then you know that we have been utilizing dynamic effort box squats for years to increase the power and explosiveness of our athletes. By squatting to a box, we can control and manipulate joint angles to train specific ranges of motion while maximizing force production in these...

Sat Oct 30, 2021

WSBB Blog: Early Retirement

As the old saying goes, 'time waits for no one.' If you have been around a powerlifting gym, you have inevitably heard older lifters talk about how they used to be able to do this or used to be able to do that. The problem is that they used to...

Sat Oct 30, 2021

WSBB Blog: Max Effort Upper Exercises for Football Players

Tags: Max Effort Lower, Hamstrings, Sprinting The sport of football not only requires a strong set of legs, you must have a strong upper body as well. Linemen need a strong upper body to engage blocks, linebackers need a strong upper body to make tackles, and ball carriers need a...

Fri Oct 15, 2021

WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Exercises for Football Players

Tags: Neck, Grip, Low back Football is a sport that not only requires an athlete to be fast, players need to be strong as well. No matter if you are a lineman, linebacker, running back, or defensive back, having the ability to physically overpower your opponent will only make you...

Mon Oct 11, 2021

WSBB Blog: Big Arms, Big Bench

Over the course of the last thirty years, Westside Barbell has had numerous lifters achieve 600lb raw benches, all the way up to 1000lb geared benches. It is safe to say, when it comes to the development of bench press strength, Louie Simmons knows the way. 

Fri Oct 08, 2021

WSBB Blog: Deficit Deadlifts

Tags: Hamstring, Grip, Reverse Hyper No matter if you are a powerlifter, a strongman, a Crossfit competitor, an athlete, or just someone who wants to get in better shape, the deadlift is one of the most important and effective exercises to increase strength and muscle mass. The deadlift is probably...

Mon Oct 04, 2021

WSBB Blog: Conjugate Football 2.0

Tags: Neck, Abs, Back The training of football players requires programming that addresses the diverse needs of the athlete. No matter the position played, all players need to be able to move explosively, exert max levels of strength, while also having the strength endurance and cardiovascular capacity to remain effective...

Fri Oct 01, 2021

WSBB Blog: Reverse Hypers

Tags: Back, Deadlift, Accessory Whether you’re a powerlifter or an athlete, spine health is one of the most important things to consider when training for high level performance. Maintaining a healthy spine while weight training boils down to two factors; the ability to brace and maintain a neutral posture while...

Thu Sep 23, 2021

WSBB Blog: Jump Higher to Run Faster

Tags: Hamstring, Deadlift, Sled As the Olympics wrap up, the track and field finals are upon us, and we will see which country produces the fastest athletes. Each of these countries has their own approach to training their athletes, with some nations having constant success, while others fail to achieve their Olympic goals year after year....

Mon Sep 20, 2021

WSBB Blog: Volume, Intensity, and The Conjugate Method

Tags: Max Effort, Conjugate System, Deadlift   The proper balancing of volume and intensity is important for any training method, especially the Conjugate Method. Frequently, people will ask us what is a true max effort lift, or how we regulate the volume and intensity of our accessory work. To ensure you are getting the most...

Fri Sep 17, 2021