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Basic Jump Programming

Basic Jump Programming

Becoming explosive makes you dangerous, no matter the sport. If you are on the football field, an explosive player will hit you so hard that your teeth will be loose. On the baseball field, an explosive player will hit the ball further and throw the ball with greater velocity. Even a golfer can benefit, with increased power adding distance to their game

Thu Sep 15, 2022
Starting Conjugate: Basic Press Variations

Starting Conjugate: Basic Press Variations

As many strength athletes know, the bench and overhead press can be two challenging exercises to master. Both involve the shoulders heavily, which are the most moveable joints in the human body. Because of this, it is important to focus on rapidly building the upper body muscle groups that support the upper back, shoulders, and arms.

Fri Sep 09, 2022
Starting Conjugate: Do Your Part

Starting Conjugate: Do Your Part

As the old saying goes, "you get what you put in," this very much rings true in the world of strength and conditioning. Without the proper level of exertion, mental fortitude, and dedication to your training, you will ultimately reach a point where improvement is no longer possible. So, an athlete needs to understand the expectations and execution associated with each method we use. 

Fri Sep 02, 2022
Starting Conjugate: Dynamic Effort Training Strategies

Starting Conjugate: Dynamic Effort Training Strategies

Over the years, we have employed various strategies when performing dynamic effort training. However, at Westside, we will follow the traditional dynamic effort set and rep scheme as stated in the Westside Book of Methods, or we will utilize a 5 x 5 set and rep scheme. 

Wed Aug 31, 2022
When to Use 5 x 5

When to Use 5 x 5

The 5 x 5 set and rep scheme is a classic strength training approach. Although not optimal for true dynamic effort work, the muscular endurance and hypertrophy benefits associated with 5 x 5 make it a worthy trade—a bit less dynamic effort training effect, but a bit more accumulated volume and hypertrophy.

Fri Aug 26, 2022
A Beginner’s Guide to WSBB Resistance Bands

A Beginner’s Guide to WSBB Resistance Bands

No doubt, resistance bands are effective strength and conditioning tools, but as with any tool, they are only as effective as your ability to properly utilize them. One of the first things you must know when using resistance bands is the average weight associated with each band and which common exercises work best with each band. 

Mon Aug 22, 2022
Building Your First DE Upper Training Wave

Building Your First DE Upper Training Wave

Putting together dynamic effort training can sound complicated when truthfully, it is relatively easy. Here is how we recommend putting together your first dynamic effort training wave.

Fri Aug 19, 2022
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
Understanding The Standard Template

Understanding The Standard Template

The program you select is the roadmap that leads you to your training goals. Think of it like this: if you are about to embark on a 1,000-mile trip, would you want the directions that may get you there at some point, or do you want the most efficient route to your destination?

Mon Aug 08, 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
Dynamic Effort: Building Your First DE Lower Wave

Dynamic Effort: Building Your First DE Lower Wave

At Westside, we refer to our dynamic effort squat and deadlift training as DE lower day. A typical DE lower training day will include squats and deadlifts, with squats being the primary focus and deadlifts being performed as the main accessory exercise.

Wed Jun 15, 2022
Starting Conjugate: Dynamic Effort

Starting Conjugate: Dynamic Effort

Just as max effort training aims to increase the absolute strength of an individual, dynamic effort training is implemented to improve an athlete's ability to generate tremendous amounts of force in as little time as possible. This leads to improved bar speed for the lifter or enhanced sports performance for the athlete. 

Mon Jun 06, 2022
Posterior Development to Improve Athleticism

Posterior Development to Improve Athleticism

No matter the sport, maintaining a strong posterior chain is essential. Strong glutes, hamstrings, and back muscles improve sports performance and lower injury rates. There is no doubt about it; an athlete with an adequately developed posterior chain will run faster, jump higher, and experience a reduced risk of back or knee injury throughout their career. 

Mon May 16, 2022
Dynamic Effort Lower Advice for Football Players

Dynamic Effort Lower Advice for Football Players

It's no secret that good athletes are explosive athletes. As a football coach, you want skill position players capable of reaching top running speeds quickly and linemen capable of producing maximal amounts of strength on demand. To accomplish this, players must improve their absolute strength and rate of force production.

Mon May 02, 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: Mastering the Squat I

WSBB Blog: Mastering the Squat I

Do you need help mastering your squat? Here is how to get the most out of your lower body Conjugate Method training.

Thu Dec 30, 2021
WSBB Blog: Understanding Exercise Selection, Volume, and Intensity for Beginners

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.

Mon Dec 06, 2021
WSBB Blog: Structuring Your DE Lower Training

WSBB Blog: Structuring Your DE Lower Training

Tags: Dynamic Effort, Accommodate , Box Squat Time to Read: 3min One of the most commonly...

Sat May 08, 2021
WSBB Blog: Strength Endurance for MMA

WSBB Blog: Strength Endurance for MMA

Tags: MMA, Conjugate Method, Absolute Strength Time to Read: 3.5 min  Mixed martial arts is...

Tue Mar 23, 2021
WSBB Blog: Conjugate Training for NASCAR Pit Crews

WSBB Blog: Conjugate Training for NASCAR Pit Crews

Tags: Conjugate Method, Dynamic Effort, Max EffortTime to Read: 5min The sport of NASCAR is...

Sun Mar 14, 2021