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Dynamic Effort Upper: Structuring Your Training

Dynamic Effort Upper: Structuring Your Training

The structure of a dynamic effort upper training day is similar to the structure of a dynamic effort lower training day in two ways; both follow a three-week wave schedule, and both follow the same basic order of exercises. 

Here is how to properly structure your dynamic effort training.

Wed Aug 17, 2022
Bench Press Builders

Bench Press Builders

Over the years, Westside Barbell has produced many world-class benchers. This includes multiple 600lbs raw benchers and geared benchers that pressed 800lbs, 900lbs, and even 1000lbs in competition. It is safe to say, Lou mastered the art of building the bench press.

Wed Jul 27, 2022
The Almighty Barbell Row

The Almighty Barbell Row

A weak back is one of the most common reasons lifters fail a lift or injure themselves. Many fear training their back correctly due to misinformation spread by inexperienced individuals. At Westside, we constantly perform heavy good mornings and barbell rows, all while maintaining a low injury rate.

Mon Jul 25, 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
Starting Conjugate: Max Effort Walk-Through

Starting Conjugate: Max Effort Walk-Through

To ensure that all we have previously discussed is understood, I will use this article as an opportunity to walk you through what would be considered an optimal max effort upper training day for a powerlifter. For the sake of this article, we will say this individual is a powerlifter who struggles with tricep weakness and has issues locking out heavy presses.

Wed May 11, 2022
Starting Conjugate: Choosing Your First Max Effort Exercises

Starting Conjugate: Choosing Your First Max Effort Exercises

The goal is to use this series of articles to provide a common-sense roadmap for beginners to use the Conjugate Method correctly. You may be asking yourself, "what is the correct way?"—the Westside Barbell way.

Fri May 06, 2022
Optimal Bench Press Setup

Optimal Bench Press Setup

There's no doubt that you must develop optimal form and technique to lift the heaviest weights you can. Today, if you speak to practically any lifter, you will notice it is not uncommon for the average person to understand the idea that to lift your best, you must move your best. 

Sat Apr 30, 2022
Max Effort Upper for Offensive and Defensive Linemen

Max Effort Upper for Offensive and Defensive Linemen

Safe execution of max-effort training comes down to two factors; properly planned training and properly educated players. You want your programming to expose athletes to different levels of volume and intensity while teaching correct execution of the various exercises. As long as these bases are covered, max effort training is no more dangerous than any other training method.

Do not fear max-effort training; fear having weak players who get embarrassed on the playing field.

Wed Apr 27, 2022
WSBB Blog: Max Effort Upper Main Exercise Selection for Beginners

WSBB Blog: Max Effort Upper Main Exercise Selection for Beginners

Max Effort Upper: selecting the right exercises for beginners.

Wed Feb 16, 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: Building Optimal Back Strength

WSBB Blog: Building Optimal Back Strength

Westside Barbell's Big 3 Back Exercises

Wed Feb 02, 2022
WSBB Blog: Getting The Most Out of Your Bands - Triceps

WSBB Blog: Getting The Most Out of Your Bands - Triceps

Using the WSBB resistance bands to increase tricep strength.

Mon Jan 24, 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: Fix Your Bench Weakness

WSBB Blog: Fix Your Bench Weakness

Tags: Triceps, Back, GPP The bench press is one of the more complex powerlifting movements. It...

Fri Aug 13, 2021
WSBB Blog: Primary Accessory Exercises to Increase Pressing Power

WSBB Blog: Primary Accessory Exercises to Increase Pressing Power

Tags: Sled, Hockey, Speed-strength The bench press is one of the most difficult lifts to...

Tue Jul 20, 2021
WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Bench Press

WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Bench Press

Tags: Neck training, Grip, Goodmornings Time to read: 3 min   The bench press is...

Fri Jun 25, 2021
WSBB Blog: Advanced Press Exercises

WSBB Blog: Advanced Press Exercises

Tags: Bench Training, Accommodating Resistance, Avoiding Accommodation Time to Read: 3 min Whether you are...

Mon Apr 26, 2021
WSBB Blog: Bench Press Shirt for Beginners

WSBB Blog: Bench Press Shirt for Beginners

Tags: Bench, Tips, Program Time to Read: 3min The equipped bench press is one of,...

Tue Apr 13, 2021
Top Miss

Top Miss

FAQs "What are your best ME variants for top miss bench?" 1) Pin Press2) Floor...

Mon May 27, 2019
Bench Tools

Bench Tools

When it comes to the bench, you can't afford to use the wrong weapon...-for bottom...

Fri May 10, 2019