Strength Training Articles

Strength Training Articles

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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
Grip Strength Development for Strength Athletes

Grip Strength Development for Strength Athletes

It doesn't matter if you are a powerlifter, weightlifter, or strongman competitor, the ability to exert a powerful grip is a tremendous benefit. Developing the forearms and improving grip strength allows athletes to deadlift, press, and carry more weight for extended amounts of time. 

Mon May 23, 2022
Developing the Hips

Developing the Hips

The hips may be the most overlooked muscle group for improving sports performance. At Westside, we say the key to strength and speed is from the top of the lifting belt down to the bottom of the shorts.

Fri Mar 18, 2022
WSBB Blog: Building Bulletproof Hamstrings

WSBB Blog: Building Bulletproof Hamstrings

The hamstrings play one of the most critical roles when lifting heavy weights. Follow our hamstring training guide if you want stronger, more durable hamstrings.

Tue Jan 04, 2022
Back Restoration

Back Restoration

Most lifters have some idea of how Westside trains.It is a ratio of 20 percent...

Tue Sep 12, 2017
THE Forgotten Weapon

THE Forgotten Weapon

The Forgotten Weapon Circa 2008 No, I am not talking about flying stars or throwing...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
DEADLIFT TRAINING

DEADLIFT TRAINING

Paul Childress said that a big squatter is not always a big deadlifter, but a...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
DEADLIFT TRAINING

DEADLIFT TRAINING

Although we have never had a Benny or an Andy or for that fact a...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
CONJUGATE TRAINING METHOD™ - Circa 2013

CONJUGATE TRAINING METHOD™ - Circa 2013

When lifters repeatedly use the same simple method of training to raise their strength level,...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
TRAINING MISTAKES PART 1

TRAINING MISTAKES PART 1

Westside Barbell receives lots of calls and emails seeking lifting advice: from technique, to periodization,...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
MAKING MISTAKES: PART II

MAKING MISTAKES: PART II

THE SQUATThe squat can cause one to make several mistakes, the most common being: not...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
Conjugate System™ - Circa 2016

Conjugate System™ - Circa 2016

I have been asked many times what made me write a strength book about Olympic...

Mon Jun 06, 2016