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Modified Max Effort

Modified Max Effort

Instead of achieving maximal motor unit recruitment by performing a lift at 100%, the main exercise is performed for three or five rep top sets that still reach suitable motor unit recruitment levels. 

Essentially, we are losing the ability to achieve the highest level of motor unit recruitment with the reduction in intensity. Still, we are gaining a meaningful boost in recovery and decreasing the likelihood of programming failure or injury in the future. 

Modified max-effort allows a lifter struggling with recovery to be afforded the benefits of high-intensity weight training while reducing the overall impact on recovery associated with an all-out max effort lift. 

Fri May 27, 2022
WSBB Blog: Westside Warmups - Minibands

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.

Fri Dec 10, 2021
WSBB Blog: Riding the Recovery Wave

WSBB Blog: Riding the Recovery Wave

Tags: GPP, Hamstring 101, Grip   Powerlifting is a sport that requires the body to...

Tue Aug 31, 2021
WSBB Blog: Sweat the Small Stuff

WSBB Blog: Sweat the Small Stuff

Tags: Training, Fighting, Mentality Time to Read: 4min Training for combat sports is as intense as...

Tue Jan 12, 2021
The Deload Dilemma

The Deload Dilemma

    What exactly is a ‘deload’? Everyone has their own perception based on their...

Wed Jul 08, 2020
This Ole' Bar: Bamboo Bar

This Ole' Bar: Bamboo Bar

    Not many bars come across as so tame, yet simultaneously so sadistic as...

Fri Jun 12, 2020
Westside Barbell - Reverse Hyper Fundamentals

Westside Barbell - Reverse Hyper Fundamentals

We teamed up with our good friend and functional therapist John Quint.  In these two...

Wed Mar 25, 2020
Keep It Simple - A Workout Guide To Healthy Joints

Keep It Simple - A Workout Guide To Healthy Joints

Act now and start training your joints. Do not start by overcomplicating things, keep it...

Mon Mar 23, 2020
Delt Health

Delt Health

Shoulder Prehab Circuit:Battle Chain/Battle Rope 10x1min Each minute, perform 5 external circles, then 5 internal...

Mon Dec 09, 2019
What is Key

What is Key

Whether prehab or rest, recovery and recuperation between training sessions can be the deciding factor....

Fri Nov 15, 2019
Injury?

Injury?

At Westside, rarely do we have an injury.This is due to the utilization of the...

Wed Oct 30, 2019
How we do Bamboo

How we do Bamboo

Bamboo Bar WorkFor the tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue of the shoulders, there is nothing...

Thu Oct 24, 2019
Low and Tight

Low and Tight

Lower Back TightnessOne time or another if you've been in this game, you've had lower...

Fri Oct 18, 2019