Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

WSBB Blog: Westside Warmups - Minibands

Learn how to get the most out of your minibands and your training session with these Westside Barbell approved warmups.

WSBB Education
Fri Dec 10, 2021

WSBB Blog: Riding the Recovery Wave

Tags: GPP, Hamstring 101, Grip   Powerlifting is a sport that requires the body to expend large amounts of energy, as well as endure constant physical stress of varying intensities. Due to this, successful powerlifting training requires the coach or lifter to prioritize recovery, while also programming in a manner...

Tue Aug 31, 2021

WSBB Blog: Sweat the Small Stuff

Tags: Training, Fighting, Mentality Time to Read: 4min Training for combat sports is as intense as it gets. Over the course of a ten to twelve week training camp you will consistently tear yourself down and build yourself up gaining useful skills and abilities. Week to week you get better, expecting...

Tue Jan 12, 2021

The Deload Dilemma

    What exactly is a ‘deload’? Everyone has their own perception based on their style of training, and previous positive/negative experiences. Typically, a deload is defined as ‘a period of lowered training intensity and volume alongside additional recovery techniques’. This comes after a period the athlete/lifter has participated in...

Wed Jul 08, 2020

This Ole' Bar: Bamboo Bar

    Not many bars come across as so tame, yet simultaneously so sadistic as the Bamboo Bar (often called the Earthquake Bar). The unique oscillation of this compound fiberglass bar allows for strength, stability, mobility, prehab, and rehab to be trained across the board every time an athlete touches...

Fri Jun 12, 2020

Westside Barbell - Reverse Hyper Fundamentals

We teamed up with our good friend and functional therapist John Quint.  In these two videos, he breaks down on a micro level how the reverse hyper truly works and how to maximize its function. Reach out to John Quint Click Here __________________________________________________________ Need Supplies Bands Books Training Videos  *In-stock...

Wed Mar 25, 2020

Keep It Simple - A Workout Guide To Healthy Joints

Act now and start training your joints. Do not start by overcomplicating things, keep it simple. Start with the basics of what a joint is and how to actually train it. The best part is you need no equipment!  Read below for an explanation, but regardless watch the video.  Training...

Mon Mar 23, 2020

Delt Health

Shoulder Prehab Circuit:Battle Chain/Battle Rope 10x1min Each minute, perform 5 external circles, then 5 internal circles until the minute elapses. Rest to 90%, repeat.   For more on how to start youth athletes out healthy, check out this quick read...

Mon Dec 09, 2019

What is Key

Whether prehab or rest, recovery and recuperation between training sessions can be the deciding factor. Enough can allow one to continually blast workouts, or a lack there of can cause injury.

Fri Nov 15, 2019


At Westside, rarely do we have an injury.This is due to the utilization of the bamboo bar, battle ropes, and ultra high rep (100+/set) banded work done on a weekly/daily basis.

Wed Oct 30, 2019

How we do Bamboo

Bamboo Bar WorkFor the tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue of the shoulders, there is nothing better. We prefer 4-6 sets of 30-50 reps for restoration, prehab, and rehab.

Thu Oct 24, 2019