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3 Recommended Sumo Deadlift Variations

3 Recommended Sumo Deadlift Variations

The sumo deadlift is an exercise that offers powerlifters and athletes various training benefits. By utilizing the sumo deadlift, you will gain strength and muscle mass that will carry over to conventional deadlifts and squats. This occurs due to the complete targeting of the hips and legs the sumo deadlift offers.

Mon Jun 13, 2022
Posterior Development to Improve Athleticism

Posterior Development to Improve Athleticism

No matter the sport, maintaining a strong posterior chain is essential. Strong glutes, hamstrings, and back muscles improve sports performance and lower injury rates. There is no doubt about it; an athlete with an adequately developed posterior chain will run faster, jump higher, and experience a reduced risk of back or knee injury throughout their career. 

Mon May 16, 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
WSBB Blog: Building Optimal Back Strength

WSBB Blog: Building Optimal Back Strength

Westside Barbell's Big 3 Back Exercises

Wed Feb 02, 2022
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: A Strong Back Needs a Strong Stomach

WSBB Blog: A Strong Back Needs a Strong Stomach

Tags: Bracing, Back Health, GPP Time to Read: 2min If you’ve spent twenty minutes around...

Mon Dec 07, 2020
WSBB Blog: 5 Exercises to a Thicker Back

WSBB Blog: 5 Exercises to a Thicker Back

A Guide To A Thicker Back Tags: Upper-back, Posterior Chain, Back Health The upper back...

Mon Oct 05, 2020
A Better Morning

A Better Morning

Kneeling/seated good mornings This good morning variation is a great way to isolate the lower/mid/upper...

Sun Nov 10, 2019
Back Bonus

Back Bonus

Extra Work for the MASS! Lat Pulldown 3x6-8 Seated Plate Loaded Machine Row 3x8-10 DB...

Fri Nov 08, 2019
Low and Tight

Low and Tight

Lower Back TightnessOne time or another if you've been in this game, you've had lower...

Fri Oct 18, 2019
Bench Lockout

Bench Lockout

One of our most frequently used variations for the bench (for those whom compete geared...

Wed May 15, 2019
Understanding

Understanding

As the bar is being lowered by creating a tighter upper back, the major facet...

Wed May 08, 2019
Big Back

Big Back

Auxiliary Back Work Session:Sled Pull x1/4 mile-holding 40lb med ball high on clavicle and chinPlate...

Wed Mar 20, 2019
Winning Shows

Winning Shows

Backs Win Shows.Lock the bar in on a bench.Keep the bar close on a pull.Lock...

Sat Mar 09, 2019
Row

Row

DB Rows. They’re a staple when it comes to back training, and everyone has there...

Fri Feb 15, 2019
Extending

Extending

The back extension is a popular move at Westside. Keep in mind while many only...

Thu Feb 14, 2019
Back Restoration

Back Restoration

Most lifters have some idea of how Westside trains.It is a ratio of 20 percent...

Tue Sep 12, 2017
Bulletproofing Your Spine Series: Reverse Hyper

Bulletproofing Your Spine Series: Reverse Hyper

“Clearly, for athletes to develop physical capacities required to provide a protective effect against injury,...

Thu Feb 16, 2017
BACK AND AB TRAINING

BACK AND AB TRAINING

When squatting or deadlifting, a successful lift is dependent on keeping your back in good...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
OVERCOMING PLATEAUS PART 2: THE BENCH PRESS

OVERCOMING PLATEAUS PART 2: THE BENCH PRESS

Everyone likes to bench press, but no one likes to get stuck. Not making progress...

Tue Oct 18, 2016