Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

WSBB Blog: Training for the Outdoorsman

by Westside Education Team Tags: GPP, Conditioning, Tactical Since the beginning of time, people have had to hunt, fish, hike, and climb for survival. The individuals who possessed a high level of physical fitness were able to master these skills, survive, and ultimately provide for their tribe and guarantee that...

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Thu Oct 15, 2020

WSBB Blog: Why the Westside Method?

Tags: Why, Knowledge, Programming By: Westside Barbell Educational Team The Westside Barbell training method is and has always been one of the most forward thinking strength and performance training methodologies. It is a methodology that is in continuous development based upon the needs of the athletes currently training at Westside...

Thu Oct 08, 2020

Football, a Conjugate Approach P.2

Football, a Conjugate Approach Part 2: Constraints Tags: football, strength and conditioning, athletics       Below are the two primary constraints (time and equipment) which bind and at times neutralize what strength and conditioning staffs are capable of executing. Both present a clear and present danger to effectively comply...

Thu Feb 20, 2020

Football, a Conjugate Approach

Football, a Conjugate Approach Part 1: Overview   Tags: football, strength and conditioning, athletics       What would happen if a top level collegiate football team was trained utilizing a pure Westside Conjugate approach? To be certain, this goes against the grain of many institutions in how they orchestrate...

Wed Jan 29, 2020

What makes it

Pulling weights like this doesn't happen by chance. Consistency and not avoiding weaknesses is key. Try this dvd for more on how!

Fri Dec 06, 2019


Something most don't understand about reverse hypers... It's not necessarily about the ROM, but moreover the burn and blood flow you get to the area(s) targeted.

Sun Dec 01, 2019

What it is Bro

We define the Conjugate System as a constant rotation of stimulus in order to avoid accommodation.We accomplish this by constantly rotating through variations of assistance exercises in order to avoid burnout, while still training at above 90% relative intensity.

Tue Oct 22, 2019


Unilateral Work...While the classic lifts of the squat, bench, and deadlift are total body lifts, don't discount the power of unilateral work. While performing them, it is important to not use a heavier weight for the stronger side, as this will only exacerbate the difference between the two.

Sat Oct 19, 2019

Taking a Percentage

FAQs"I see in the newsletter you guys are running 5's now as opposed to 2's. My question is what caused the shift?" We've found by keeping to a 3 week wave using 5x5's has turned into a higher level of SPP for our lifters. We keep the percentages the same...

Fri Jun 21, 2019

Progressive Overload

            The first method of periodization used was Western Progressive Overload. It would start a training cycle with light weights ranging up to 20 reps for muscle mass, and then use medium weights for speed strength. At this point the reps were reduced to ensure...

Mon Feb 04, 2019

Power #s

Many underestimate how invaluable power racks are to a true Westside Conjugate strength facility. Every pin hole is a record. These can range from presses, to pulls, to squats, with or without accommodating resistance, concentric or not. On max effort days, remember...‘Keep it simple, keep it to a single(1RM)’-Louie Simmons

Fri Dec 14, 2018