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Primary Accessory Exercises

Primary Accessory Exercises

When you discover a weakness or an issue with a lift, it should be taken as a threat to your success. When under threat, do you address the threat or flee? You most certainly address the danger with every option you have at your disposal. Strength training is no different. 

Wed Jun 29, 2022
Using Bodyweight Exercises to Increase Fitness

Using Bodyweight Exercises to Increase Fitness

Implementing bodyweight exercises allows you to increase your strength, size, athleticism, and mobility. Movements such as pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, dips, air squats, Hindu squats, and burpees are some of the oldest exercises we have used to increase physical fitness.

Wed Jun 22, 2022
Shoulder Training for Beginners

Shoulder Training for Beginners

While it is undoubtedly vital to focus on developing movement skills that allow you to best use your physical structure, it is just as important to increase an athlete's preparedness through the use of intelligent volume and intensity regulation. A significant group of muscles that beginners should immediately focus on is the muscles that support the shoulder joints.

Wed Jun 01, 2022
Westside Arm Training for Bench Press

Westside Arm Training for Bench Press

Over the years, Westside Barbell has produced some of the strongest bench pressers in the sport of powerlifting. We have had lifters press over 600lbs raw (George Halbert doing so at 235lbs bwt), along with some of the strongest geared bench pressers in the world, hitting 900-1000lbs+ in competition.

It's safe to say that Lou and Westside Barbell figured out the secret to building a strong bench press many years ago. One big part of the heavy bench press equation is arm strength.

Fri May 13, 2022
The Giant Cambered Bar: King of All Specialty Barbells

The Giant Cambered Bar: King of All Specialty Barbells

The use of specialty bars for sport-specific training is nothing new. Many years ago, Louie demonstrated to the strength and conditioning world the effectiveness of specialty bars when used to train powerlifters and other athletes.

Today, gyms worldwide are buying specialty bars, accommodating resistance, and specialty machines to give their clients the best training tools. Once again, Louie was right. Formerly, folks criticized Lou and Westside over the use of specialty bars, and now the entire powerlifting world embraces them.

Wed May 04, 2022
Building Accessory Exercise Rotations

Building Accessory Exercise Rotations

The Conjugate Method is highly effective for a few reasons; an athlete can train multiple strengths simultaneously while also providing enough accessory exercise volume to increase overall fitness and muscle mass. This is what makes the Conjugate Method the most effective method in terms of efficiency and specificity; athletes can alter the main and accessory exercises to change the training effect to meet a specific sporting need.

Mon Apr 25, 2022
Developing the Hips

Developing the Hips

The hips may be the most overlooked muscle group for improving sports performance. At Westside, we say the key to strength and speed is from the top of the lifting belt down to the bottom of the shorts.

Fri Mar 18, 2022
WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 4

WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 4

Finally, we reach the fourth and final week of the 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan....

Fri Feb 18, 2022
WSBB Blog: Breakdown of a Max Effort Upper Workout

WSBB Blog: Breakdown of a Max Effort Upper Workout

How to program a Max Effort Upper workout.

Wed Feb 09, 2022
WSBB Blog: Breakdown of a Max Effort Lower Workout

WSBB Blog: Breakdown of a Max Effort Lower Workout

How to program a Max Effort Lower workout.

Mon Feb 07, 2022
WSBB Blog: Setting Yourself Up For Success

WSBB Blog: Setting Yourself Up For Success

Base building for Conjugate beginners

Mon Jan 31, 2022
WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 1

WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 1

Conjugate for Raw Powerlifting: 4 Week Deadlift PR Program

Fri Jan 28, 2022
WSBB Blog: Protect Your Neck

WSBB Blog: Protect Your Neck

The importance of neck training, and it's relation to head injury prevention.

Fri Jan 14, 2022
WSBB Blog: Tricep Focused M.E. Upper for Strength Athletes

WSBB Blog: Tricep Focused M.E. Upper for Strength Athletes

Having trouble locking out heavy presses? Follow these tips to develop bigger, stronger triceps.

Fri Jan 07, 2022
WSBB Blog: Understanding Exercise Selection, Volume, and Intensity for Beginners

WSBB Blog: Understanding Exercise Selection, Volume, and Intensity for Beginners

A beginner's guide to understanding the role played by exercise selection, intensity, and volume in the building of effective Conjugate Method training.

Mon Dec 06, 2021
WSBB Blog: Back Building 101

WSBB Blog: Back Building 101

The benefits of having a strong, well-developed back cannot be overstated. The muscle groups that...

Mon Nov 29, 2021
WSBB Blog: Riding the Recovery Wave

WSBB Blog: Riding the Recovery Wave

Tags: GPP, Hamstring 101, Grip   Powerlifting is a sport that requires the body to...

Tue Aug 31, 2021
WSBB Blog: Guide to Westside Minibands

WSBB Blog: Guide to Westside Minibands

Tag: Speed-strength, Squat, Grappling Initially introduced to the athletic training world by Coach Dick Hartzell,...

Fri Aug 20, 2021
WSBB Blog: Primary Accessory Exercises for the Deadlift

WSBB Blog: Primary Accessory Exercises for the Deadlift

In the mind of the average strength coach, you must constantly train competition specific movements in order...

Tue Aug 03, 2021
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Death

Posterior Chain Challenge1️⃣Select your favorite max out song.2️⃣Load a Reverse Hyper of choice with 40%...

Tue Feb 05, 2019