Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

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.

WSBB Education
Mon Dec 06, 2021

WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Exercises for Basketball Players

The sport of basketball is unique. You must possess a high level of speed, agility, and explosiveness to be effective. One trait that is not often associated with basketball players is absolute strength. Basketball is often misunderstood as a low contact sport, where the need for brute strength isn’t near...

Fri Dec 03, 2021

WSBB Blog: Building General Endurance for Strongman

No matter the strength sport, there is always a level of general endurance needed to train and compete at a high level. The strength sport that requires the highest level of general endurance is the sport of Strongman. As a strongman competitor, you have to use multiple energy systems regularly...

Fri Nov 19, 2021

WSBB Blog: How to Program Max Effort Lower

When designing a Conjugate Method program, you must know how to properly organize each training day to get the most out of your programming on a week-to-week basis. This means that you are programming each training day to address the type of strength being trained directly. Programming an effective max effort...

Mon Nov 08, 2021

WSBB Blog: How to Program Max Effort Upper

No matter what sport you participate in, having a strong upper body is essential for overall sports performance and injury avoidance. To develop a strong upper body, athletes must train the bench press and the overhead press in specific volume and intensity ranges to improve their upper body's absolute strength....

Thu Nov 04, 2021

WSBB Blog: Conjugate for Firefighters

When it comes to physically demanding jobs, few can compare to firefighting. Whether you are using heavy duty tools to extract an injured person, climbing up and down ladders in full gear, using a hook to take down a wall or door, or carrying a victim to safety, your ability to perform your job on your preparation.

Sat Oct 30, 2021

WSBB Blog: Early Retirement

As the old saying goes, 'time waits for no one.' If you have been around a powerlifting gym, you have inevitably heard older lifters talk about how they used to be able to do this or used to be able to do that. The problem is that they used to...

Sat Oct 30, 2021

WSBB Blog: Conjugate Football 2.0

Tags: Neck, Abs, Back The training of football players requires programming that addresses the diverse needs of the athlete. No matter the position played, all players need to be able to move explosively, exert max levels of strength, while also having the strength endurance and cardiovascular capacity to remain effective...

Fri Oct 01, 2021

WSBB Blog: Strong Theory, Weak Application

Tags: History, Conjugate Method, Squat   In the world of social media, new coaches arrive daily to serve a constantly expanding customer base that is ready and willing to pay whatever amount of cash it takes to deliver the strength training results they are looking for. The internet has afforded...

Mon Sep 13, 2021

WSBB Blog: In Season Conjugate Training for Football

Tags: GPP, Grip, Deadlift Weight training has been considered a vital part of a football player’s development for decades now, but, it has long been believed that weight training is beneficial for the football player in the offseason only. Coaches have been misinformed and led to believe that if they...

Fri Sep 10, 2021

WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Deadlift

Tags: Knockout power, Speed-Strength, Cardio One of the most celebrated lifts, having a strong deadlift is one of the most important things you can have as a strength athlete. No matter if you are a powerlifter or a strongman competitor, having a strong and reliable deadlift is incredibly important if...

Fri Jul 09, 2021