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Proper Execution of a Box Squat

Proper Execution of a Box Squat

Over the years, Westside Barbell has utilized the box squat to create some of the strongest, most explosive squatters and deadlifters. Additionally, we have improved many athletes' strength, speed, and explosive power via the box squat. 

Fri May 20, 2022
The Giant Cambered Bar: King of All Specialty Barbells

The Giant Cambered Bar: King of All Specialty Barbells

The use of specialty bars for sport-specific training is nothing new. Many years ago, Louie demonstrated to the strength and conditioning world the effectiveness of specialty bars when used to train powerlifters and other athletes.

Today, gyms worldwide are buying specialty bars, accommodating resistance, and specialty machines to give their clients the best training tools. Once again, Louie was right. Formerly, folks criticized Lou and Westside over the use of specialty bars, and now the entire powerlifting world embraces them.

Wed May 04, 2022
Box Squats for Raw Powerlifters - Execution and Programming

Box Squats for Raw Powerlifters - Execution and Programming

After implementing box squats into your training for a few months, you can expect to be stronger, faster, and more explosive. The box squat offers a safer way to squat heavy weights for max effort while also holding the lifter to competition standard depth. When used for dynamic effort workouts, lifters improve their rate of force development, resulting in improved bar speeds and sports performance.

Fri Mar 11, 2022
5 Accessory Exercises for the Squat

5 Accessory Exercises for the Squat

5 Accessory Exercises You Should Be Doing to Improve Your Squat

Mon Feb 21, 2022
WSBB Blog: 3 Max Effort Movements to Improve Your Squat Skills

WSBB Blog: 3 Max Effort Movements to Improve Your Squat Skills

Struggling with squat form? Have weaknesses that are preventing PR lifts? Follow this guide to improve your squat skills.

Tue Jan 11, 2022
WSBB Blog: Mastering the Squat I

WSBB Blog: Mastering the Squat I

Do you need help mastering your squat? Here is how to get the most out of your lower body Conjugate Method training.

Thu Dec 30, 2021
WSBB Blog: Box Squat Success

WSBB Blog: Box Squat Success

If you know Westside Barbell, then you know that we have been utilizing dynamic effort...

Sat Oct 30, 2021
WSBB Blog: Fix Your Squat Weakness

WSBB Blog: Fix Your Squat Weakness

Tag: Hamstring, Squat 101, Mentality Designing a training program for the squat is extremely simple...

Tue Aug 10, 2021
WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Squat

WSBB Blog: Overcoming Common Sticking Points in the Squat

Tags: Squat 101, Conjugate system, Deadlifts Squatting is one of the most familiar human movements...

Tue Jul 06, 2021
WSBB Blog: Advanced Box Squatting

WSBB Blog: Advanced Box Squatting

Tags: Squat 101, Chains and Bands, Conjugate Method Time to read: 2,5 min   Westside...

Tue Jun 22, 2021
WSBB Blog: Top 5 Shoulder Exercises

WSBB Blog: Top 5 Shoulder Exercises

Tags: Strongman, Overhead Press, Delts Time to Read: 3min As a strength athlete, building world...

Tue May 04, 2021
WSBB Blog: Advanced Squat Exercises

WSBB Blog: Advanced Squat Exercises

Tags: Accessories, Box Squat, Variations Time to Read: 3min As a competitive powerlifter, the squat...

Fri Apr 30, 2021
WSBB Blog: Squat Set Up 101

WSBB Blog: Squat Set Up 101

Tags: How To, Squat, BasicsTime to Read: 2.5mins When it comes to putting together a...

Sun Jan 31, 2021
WSBB Blog: 5 Accessory Exercises for the Squat

WSBB Blog: 5 Accessory Exercises for the Squat

Tags: Goodmornings, Sumo Deadlifts, Box Squats Time to Read 3.5min The foundation of an elite...

Sat Nov 14, 2020
How To Attach Resistance Bands To A Bar For Squatting

How To Attach Resistance Bands To A Bar For Squatting

Louie Simmons demonstrates how to attach bands to the bar for squatting

Wed Dec 28, 2016
How To Box Squat - Westside Barbell

How To Box Squat - Westside Barbell

Box squatting is the most effective method to produce a first-rate squat. Its the safest way...

Wed Dec 28, 2016
Westside Barbell Old School Low Box With Safety Squat Bar

Westside Barbell Old School Low Box With Safety Squat Bar

Some Old School Safety Bar Squats to a low box. 

Tue Dec 27, 2016
How to Properly Squat

How to Properly Squat

Most lifters would agree that the squat is the most important exercise in working out...

Sun Nov 20, 2016
Westside Barbells Top 10 Squats

Westside Barbells Top 10 Squats

Westside Barbells Top 10 Squats  Rank First Name Last Name Total Wt Class Body Weight...

Wed Oct 19, 2016
THE SQUAT WORKOUT

THE SQUAT WORKOUT

When I write about training, I am reporting the results of our top lifters. So...

Tue Oct 18, 2016