Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

WSBB Blog: Tricep Focused M.E. Upper for Strength Athletes

Having trouble locking out heavy presses? Follow these tips to develop bigger, stronger triceps.

WSBB Education
Fri Jan 07, 2022

How to Bench Press Correctly

Tags: Bench, Delts , Dumbbells By: Louie Simmons  With six men breaking all-time world records, while training at Westside, we have developed a system that helps Dave Hoff bench press 1014 pounds in a full-power meet, by far the biggest of all time.  There are many things to consider to be...

Wed Oct 28, 2020

Boarding

One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to increase the lockout portion of the bench is to employ the board press.With a simple trip to your local hardware store, the 2x6's and wood screws needed for a 5, 4, 3, 2, AND 1 board are LESS than $30. *We've gone...

Wed Jun 19, 2019

Top Glutes

At Westside we routinely work the lockout of the pull. A rarely performed variation is the isometric portion of the lift, which we do in the ATP to directly target the hips and glutes.Load 80% straight weight of 1RM Sumo/Conventional Deadlift, with additional band tension based on level of intensity...

Tue May 28, 2019

Holding Locked

At Westside we routinely work the lockout of the pull. A rarely performed variation is the isometric portion of the lift, which we do in the ATP to directly target the hips and glutes.Load 80% straight weight of 1RM Sumo/Conventional Deadlift, with additional band tension based on level of intensity...

Sat May 18, 2019

Lockout

Max Effort Upper-for those whom lack at the top1️⃣Straight Bar Pin Press 1RM-bench grip-pins set so as the lifter is at their sticking point2️⃣Straight Bar Pin Press 3x6-same pin height-start close grip, then every set, move fingers out 2 finger widths (each hand)3️⃣Upright DB Williams Ext. 4x84️⃣Band Tear 5x40-palms down-arms...

Tue Apr 02, 2019

All Together

As you set up to the bar, pull the shoulder blades/upper back TOGETHER.This will aid with keeping the bar closer to the body resulting in a faster lockout.

Mon Feb 11, 2019

How to Bench Press Correctly

How to bench press correctly     With six men breaking all-time world records, while training at Westside, we have developed a system that helps Dave Hoff bench press 1014 pounds in a full-power meet, by far the biggest of all time.     There are many things to consider...

Sat Feb 09, 2008