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Max Effort Deadlift Variations for Athletes

Max Effort Deadlift Variations for Athletes

As an athlete, one of the most important attributes you can develop is your absolute strength. Today, many coaches dispute the need for max effort training. These coaches will say that max effort training places an athlete at an increased risk of injury, or that their sport does not require an athlete to be “that strong”.

Wed Oct 19, 2022
Exercise Progression: The Barbell Squat

Exercise Progression: The Barbell Squat

The law of accommodation states that if an athlete wants to continue progressing in their training, the stimulus must change regularly. Athletes can achieve this in a few ways; by increasing the intensity and volume or by creating an exercise variation. It’s a simple concept and the most important law of training.

Tue Sep 13, 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
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
Conjugate for Grappling: Max Effort Lower

Conjugate for Grappling: Max Effort Lower

If an athlete needs to address their absolute strength, speed, endurance, or durability, a Conjugate program can be designed to improve sports performance.

There is a need for high levels of all of the attributes mentioned above in grappling-based sports. Over the past three years, I have had the opportunity to write programming for one of the premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the world today, Dante Leon. Dante is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and has used Conjugate-based strength training to take his abilities to the next level.

Mon Mar 21, 2022
WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Main Exercise Selection for Beginners

WSBB Blog: Max Effort Lower Main Exercise Selection for Beginners

Max Effort Lower: selecting the right exercises for beginners.

Mon Feb 14, 2022
WSBB Blog: Breakdown of a Max Effort Lower Workout

WSBB Blog: Breakdown of a Max Effort Lower Workout

How to program a Max Effort Lower workout.

Mon Feb 07, 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: How to Program Max Effort Lower

WSBB Blog: How to Program Max Effort Lower

When designing a Conjugate Method program, you must know how to properly organize each training...

Mon Nov 08, 2021
Dynamic Effort Lower Week 47 Day 3

Dynamic Effort Lower Week 47 Day 3

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Dynamic Effort Lower Week 45 Day 3

Dynamic Effort Lower Week 45 Day 3

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Max Effort Lower Week 45 Day 1

Max Effort Lower Week 45 Day 1

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Dynamic Effort Lower Week 44 Day 3

Dynamic Effort Lower Week 44 Day 3

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Max Effort Lower Week 44 Day 1

Max Effort Lower Week 44 Day 1

Max Effort Lower Week 44 Day 1 Warm up Sled walks  Do a few reps...

Mon Jul 09, 2018
Dynamic Effort Lower Week 43 Day 3

Dynamic Effort Lower Week 43 Day 3

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Max Effort Lower Week 43 Day 1

Max Effort Lower Week 43 Day 1

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Dynamic Effort Lower Week 42 Day 3

Dynamic Effort Lower Week 42 Day 3

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Max Effort Lower Week 42 Day 1

Max Effort Lower Week 42 Day 1

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Dynamic Effort Lower Week 41 Day 3

Dynamic Effort Lower Week 41 Day 3

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Mon Jul 09, 2018
Max Effort Lower Week 41 Day 1

Max Effort Lower Week 41 Day 1

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Mon Jul 09, 2018