Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

WSBB Blog: Conjugate Training for Strongman

Tags: Strength, Conjugate, Max Effort Time To Read: 5mins It has been repeatedly established that the Conjugate Method can be adapted to any sport, and one sport that can greatly benefit by using the Conjugate Method is the sport of strongman. Strongman is the most diverse strength sport in terms of...

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Wed Feb 03, 2021

WSBB Blog: Accessory Training Density

Tags: Organization, Upper Body, Lower Body Time To Read: 3.5min Walking into the gym, imagine you have a specific amount of money in your pocket, and each movement you choose to do has a price tag attached to it. Would you want to waste cash on high priced accessory workouts...

Mon Feb 01, 2021

WSBB Blog: Squat Set Up 101

Tags: How To, Squat, BasicsTime to Read: 2.5mins When it comes to putting together a world class powerlifting total, the squat is arguably the most important lift involved. Not only does it make up a large portion of your overall total, it is also the lift most likely to cause...

Sun Jan 31, 2021

Special Devices

Tags: Bars, Conjugate, Variation Time to Read: 6.5min The Westside System divides work volume into 20 percent and 80 percent. The barbell volume mostly calculates the 20 percent with the barbell on Speed-Strength days. Then there is 75 percent, 80 percent, or 85 percent for the powerlifters’ training. Eighty percent...

Thu Jan 21, 2021

Programs for the Olympic Lifter

Programs for the Olympic Lifter Tags: Olympic, Conjugate, Speed Time to Read: 5 Min Westside Barbell has broken more than 100, actually close to 140, all-time world records. How you may ask. We have combined the Russians, Bulgarians, and Chinese training systems along with the proven Conjugate System, which Westside...

Thu Jan 21, 2021

WSBB Blog: Quick Guide to Hamstring Training

Tags: Deadlift, Good Morning, Accessory Time: 4min When training the posterior strength chain, no group of muscles is more important to focus on than the hamstrings. The hamstring muscles include the biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and the semitendinosus muscles. Together, these muscles are responsible for knee flexion and hip extension, making them...

Mon Jan 18, 2021

WSBB Blog: What is it Like to Train at Westside Barbell?

Tags: Mentality, Program, Training PartnersTime to Read: 3.5min Training at Westside Barbell is a much different experience than training at your typical gym. If you come from a commercial gym background, or haven’t been around powerlifting for an extended amount of time the gym and the training style can be...

Sun Jan 17, 2021

WSBB Blog: Quick Guide to Increasing GPP

Tags: GPP, Conditioning, Sled Drags Time to Read: 4.5min  When building a strength and condition plan one of the most important factors that directly impacts your ability to recover and build strength is your general physical preparedness level, better known as GPP. GPP is as the name describes, general exercises...

Sat Jan 16, 2021

WSBB Blog: Bench Press Set Up 101

Tags: Benching, Dynamic Effort, Max Effort Time to Read: 5min The bench press is a lift that requires a great deal of skill and precision to execute. Whether you are a raw or geared powerlifter, your ability to get yourself in an advantageous position and move the barbell properly is...

Wed Jan 13, 2021

WSBB Blog: Sweat the Small Stuff

Tags: Training, Fighting, Mentality Time to Read: 4min Training for combat sports is as intense as it gets. Over the course of a ten to twelve week training camp you will consistently tear yourself down and build yourself up gaining useful skills and abilities. Week to week you get better, expecting...

Tue Jan 12, 2021

WSBB Blog: Good-Morning for a Good Total

Tags: Good-Mornings, Back Strength, Variations Time to Read: 3min The good-morning is an exercise that can be controversial depending on who you talk about them with. Many people falsely believe that any type of good-morning places an incredible amount of shearing force in the lumbar spine, which will almost certainly...

Tue Jan 12, 2021