Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

WSBB Blog: 3 Max Effort Movements to Improve Your Squat Skills

Struggling with squat form? Have weaknesses that are preventing PR lifts? Follow this guide to improve your squat skills.

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Tue Jan 11, 2022

WSBB Blog: Deadlift Grip Strength

When it comes to powerlifting and strongman, few lifts are as crucial as the deadlift. In the strength training community, having the ability to grab a heavy barbell and lift it off of the ground is one of the most respected lifts one can perform. The deadlift is an excellent...

Fri Nov 12, 2021

WSBB Blog: Deficit Deadlifts

Tags: Hamstring, Grip, Reverse Hyper No matter if you are a powerlifter, a strongman, a Crossfit competitor, an athlete, or just someone who wants to get in better shape, the deadlift is one of the most important and effective exercises to increase strength and muscle mass. The deadlift is probably...

Mon Oct 04, 2021

WSBB Blog: Fix Your Deadlift Weakness

Tags: Hamstrings, Grip, Conventional Deadlift The deadlift is one of the most simple exercises in execution, but addressing weaknesses in the deadlift can become complex. When you are building a Conjugate Method program, your efficiency and program effectiveness will depend on your ability to build main exercise and accessory schemes that constantly address lagging muscle groups. Below...

Tue Aug 17, 2021

WSBB Blog: Primary Accessory Exercises for the Deadlift

In the mind of the average strength coach, you must constantly train competition specific movements in order to grow the strength necessary to lift world class weights. To those who subscribe to the Conjugate Method way of training, we understand that the accessory exercises lay the building blocks of strength development, and work in concert with main...

Tue Aug 03, 2021

WSBB Blog: Hamstring Training 101

Tags: Deadlift, GPP, Squat When it comes to powerlifting training, few muscle groups play as important of a role as the hamstrings do. In order to squat and deadlift world-class weights, a lifter must take the training of their hamstrings seriously. Too often, hamstring-specific accessory work is neglected, which will eventually...

Fri Jul 16, 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

Glutes!

When setting up for the pull, turn the toes slightly OUTWARD. This will enable a fuller contraction of the glutes(lockout).

Sat Jan 26, 2019

War.

Heading into the new year and new week with some strongman training for y’all we do on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s with the @iamtheimmortal War Wagon Barrow.This extra session is particularly relevant for those looking to better their deadlift.1️⃣War Wagon x3 Trips🔸fat handles🔸1 trip = 60m down and back (120m total)🔸holding...

Thu Jan 17, 2019

Quick Tip

Quick deadlift training tip...Do you recall the first time using an actual deadlift bar? The knurling, the diameter, and the whip of the bar made the pull almost seem easier.When doing your speed, max effort, or percentage pulls consider using a stiff bar for these 2 reasons... 1️⃣Grip. A typical...

Mon Jan 14, 2019

Sumo Tip

The eyes guide the head,The head guides the neck,And the neck guides the upper back.Keep your eyes straight ahead as you pull.This simple eye position will help keep the upper back and traps locked in, allowing for a smoother lockout.

Sun Jan 13, 2019