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Max Effort Deadlift: Proper Exercise Selection and Organization for Consistent Gains

Max Effort Deadlift: Proper Exercise Selection and Organization for Consistent Gains

No matter the athlete, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to strength training. As a coach, it is vital to have the ability to manipulate the exercise selection and programming to allow an athlete to make consistent gains in strength and power without worrying about gains becoming slow or stagnant.

Mon Jun 27, 2022
Starting Conjugate: Dynamic Effort Deadlift Programming

Starting Conjugate: Dynamic Effort Deadlift Programming

When most think of dynamic effort training, they think of two exercises; the squat and the bench press. However, we also utilize the dynamic effort method to increase our ability to generate power in the deadlift, focusing on improving our force production and bar speed the same as we would with the squat or bench press.

Fri Jun 24, 2022
Understanding the Anderson Squat

Understanding the Anderson Squat

Like the box squat, Anderson squatting will positively impact your rate of force development. Additionally, by eliminating the stretch-shortening cycle and emphasizing the concentric phase, this exercise will greatly improve absolute strength. 

Mon Jun 20, 2022
Conventional Deadlift Setup

Conventional Deadlift Setup

You must achieve optimal positioning before moving the barbell, no matter the lift. Finding your optimal positioning for any barbell movement lowers your risk of injury and allows you to display higher levels of absolute strength. When you find form and positioning that works best for your body type and leverages, you will lift more weight and feel better moving it. 

Wed May 18, 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
Max Effort: Proper Exercise Selection and Implementation

Max Effort: Proper Exercise Selection and Implementation

The law of accommodation dictates that an athlete must experience new training stimuli regularly or risk decreasing their rate of performance improvement. With this in mind, you begin to see the importance of exercise selection and organization. Failure to introduce a new stimulus or a disordered approach to exercise selection and scheduling will ultimately lead an athlete to failure.

Thu Mar 24, 2022
WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 4

WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 4

Finally, we reach the fourth and final week of the 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan....

Fri Feb 18, 2022
WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 2

WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 2

We arrive at the second week on our quest to hit a deadlift PR. We...

Fri Feb 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: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 1

WSBB Blog: 4 Week Deadlift PR Plan - Week 1

Conjugate for Raw Powerlifting: 4 Week Deadlift PR Program

Fri Jan 28, 2022
WSBB Blog: Building Bulletproof Hamstrings

WSBB Blog: Building Bulletproof Hamstrings

The hamstrings play one of the most critical roles when lifting heavy weights. Follow our hamstring training guide if you want stronger, more durable hamstrings.

Tue Jan 04, 2022
WSBB Blog: Westside Warmups - Lower Body

WSBB Blog: Westside Warmups - Lower Body

Want to lower your risk of injury, while optimally preparing yourself for a great lower body workout? Check out the go-to lower body warmups we use at Westside Barbell.

Fri Dec 17, 2021
WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Deadlift

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...

Fri Jul 09, 2021
WSBB Blog: The Deadlift Suit for Beginners

WSBB Blog: The Deadlift Suit for Beginners

Tags: Deadlift, Novice, Conjugate MethodTime to Read: 3.5min In the realm of geared powerlifting, the...

Fri Apr 16, 2021
WSBB Blog: Conventional Deadlift Set Up 101

WSBB Blog: Conventional Deadlift Set Up 101

Tags: Deadlift, Strength, Conjugate Time to Read: 5min When it comes to the deadlift, many lifters...

Tue Feb 23, 2021
WSBB Blog: Quick Guide to Hamstring Training

WSBB Blog: Quick Guide to Hamstring Training

Tags: Deadlift, Good Morning, Accessory Time: 4min When training the posterior strength chain, no group of...

Mon Jan 18, 2021
WSBB Blog: Absolute Strength Development for Grappling

WSBB Blog: Absolute Strength Development for Grappling

Tags: Grappling, Absolute Strength, Athletes Whether you are competing in Wrestling, Judo, or Brazilian Jiu...

Wed Oct 07, 2020
How to Start a Deadlift

How to Start a Deadlift

How to Start a Deadlift By: Louie Simmons Tags: deadlift, lockout, glutes     Many...

Mon Jul 06, 2020
What & Why: Sumo Max

What & Why: Sumo Max

    Training Conjugate is as simple or as complex as one cares to make...

Mon Jun 01, 2020
What makes it

What makes it

Pulling weights like this doesn't happen by chance. Consistency and not avoiding weaknesses is key....

Fri Dec 06, 2019