Strength Training Articles

Strength Training Articles

Articles Tagged with Accommodating Resistance
MORE BIG BENCHES

MORE BIG BENCHES

I was proud to write the article ‘Three of a Kind”, which reported that Westside...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
OVERCOMING PLATEAUS

OVERCOMING PLATEAUS

Your squat is going nowhere. No matter what you do it won’t increase. What can...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
OVERCOMING PLATEAUS PART 3: THE DEADLIFT

OVERCOMING PLATEAUS PART 3: THE DEADLIFT

Squat and bench press records are continually being set in recent years. It’s easy to...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
CHAIN REACTION: ACCOMMODATING LEVERAGES

CHAIN REACTION: ACCOMMODATING LEVERAGES

Chain Reaction Because the human body is stronger at some positions than at others, we...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
TRAINING METHODS PART 2: MAX EFFORT DAY

TRAINING METHODS PART 2: MAX EFFORT DAY

In part 1 I wrote about the numerous methods that Westside uses on dynamic squat...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
CHAINS AND BANDS

CHAINS AND BANDS

There are many keys to success, but two invaluable ones are accelerating strength training and...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
SQUATS

SQUATS

I squatted 525 in 1970 when I started to do power meets on a continuous...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
How does one reach the top of powerlifting

How does one reach the top of powerlifting

How does one reach the top of powerlifting? First, you must possess all the strength...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
TEEN LIFTING

TEEN LIFTING

There has been much said about lifting and age. Everyone has their viewpoint. The United...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
ASSISTED ECCENTRICS

ASSISTED ECCENTRICS

Have you ever thought that ideas should be reversed? What if we were born with the...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
SQUAT THE KING LIFT

SQUAT THE KING LIFT

The squat is the king of all exercises. It builds strong legs and hips which helps...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
A Multiyear Plan

A Multiyear Plan

Renowned sports scientist A. S. Medvedyev wrote a text called A System of Multi-Year Training...

Fri Oct 14, 2016
Strong Legs

Strong Legs

Strong Legs (Circa 2011) Westside lifters started doing belt squats in 1975. I personally realized...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
EXPLOSIVE LEG STRENGTH

EXPLOSIVE LEG STRENGTH

When most people look at Westside training protocols, they automatically think of powerlifting. But the...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
CHUCK V

CHUCK V

Chuck V came to our Westside garage around 1983. He was just a kid and...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
THE JERK

THE JERK

When training the jerk different means must be used to maximize the effectiveness of execution....

Thu Oct 13, 2016
BOX SQUATING FOR BIG GAINS PART I

BOX SQUATING FOR BIG GAINS PART I

Box squatting has been around since the days of the original Westside Barbell Club (Culver...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
Speed-Strength Periodization

Speed-Strength Periodization

Speed-Strength Periodization     For the development of speed-strength, one should use the Combinations of...

Sat Feb 09, 2008