Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

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.

WSBB Education
Tue Jan 04, 2022

Back Restoration

Most lifters have some idea of how Westside trains.It is a ratio of 20 percent barbell training with 80 percent small special exercises. This leads to a high level of general physical preparedness. The Westside system calls for four standard workouts: two for the upper body and two for the...

Tue Sep 12, 2017

THE Forgotten Weapon

The Forgotten Weapon Circa 2008 No, I am not talking about flying stars or throwing knifes. I am referring to the deadlift.  Westside has 15 men who deadlift over 800 pounds. One man weighs 256 and is a mere 20 years old. Plus we have five women who have deadlifted 500 pounds...

Tue Oct 18, 2016

DEADLIFT TRAINING

Paul Childress said that a big squatter is not always a big deadlifter, but a big deadlifter is almost always a big squatter. How do you build a big deadlift if you weren’t born with one? Ernie Frantz always said that to increase your deadlift, you should just deadlift. Westside...

Tue Oct 18, 2016

DEADLIFT TRAINING

Although we have never had a Benny or an Andy or for that fact a Lamar Grant type of deadlifter, we do have many very good deadlifters, both men and women: 18 men who deadlift over 800 pounds and six women who lift over 500 pounds. That’s a lot of...

Thu Oct 13, 2016

CONJUGATE TRAINING METHOD™ - Circa 2013

When lifters repeatedly use the same simple method of training to raise their strength level, they will eventually stall. Like the scholar who must utilize many sources of information to achieve a higher level of knowledge, the lifter must incorporate new and more difficult exercises to raise their standards. Many...

Thu Oct 13, 2016

TRAINING MISTAKES PART 1

Westside Barbell receives lots of calls and emails seeking lifting advice: from technique, to periodization, to how to use lifting gear. We always respond with an answer based on a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. But is it always the right answer? We like to think so, but reality...

Thu Oct 13, 2016

MAKING MISTAKES: PART II

THE SQUATThe squat can cause one to make several mistakes, the most common being: not breaking parallel. What are some reasons for this happening?– Not pushing out on the feet; this causes the knees to go out– Rounding over; just because you are bending over does not mean your hips...

Thu Oct 13, 2016

Conjugate System™ - Circa 2016

I have been asked many times what made me write a strength book about Olympic weight lifting. It has been pointed out to me that I have been a powerlifter for fifty years, and I’ve been asked why then did I write this book. I am happy to answer this...

Mon Jun 06, 2016