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Exercise Progression: The Barbell Squat

Exercise Progression: The Barbell Squat

The law of accommodation states that if an athlete wants to continue progressing in their training, the stimulus must change regularly. Athletes can achieve this in a few ways; by increasing the intensity and volume or by creating an exercise variation. It’s a simple concept and the most important law of training.

Tue Sep 13, 2022
Max Effort Deadlift: Proper Exercise Selection and Organization for Consistent Gains

Max Effort Deadlift: Proper Exercise Selection and Organization for Consistent Gains

No matter the athlete, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to strength training. As a coach, it is vital to have the ability to manipulate the exercise selection and programming to allow an athlete to make consistent gains in strength and power without worrying about gains becoming slow or stagnant.

Mon Jun 27, 2022
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
Dynamic Effort: Building Your First DE Lower Wave

Dynamic Effort: Building Your First DE Lower Wave

At Westside, we refer to our dynamic effort squat and deadlift training as DE lower day. A typical DE lower training day will include squats and deadlifts, with squats being the primary focus and deadlifts being performed as the main accessory exercise.

Wed Jun 15, 2022
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
Starting Conjugate: Choosing Your First Max Effort Exercises

Starting Conjugate: Choosing Your First Max Effort Exercises

The goal is to use this series of articles to provide a common-sense roadmap for beginners to use the Conjugate Method correctly. You may be asking yourself, "what is the correct way?"—the Westside Barbell way.

Fri May 06, 2022
Max Effort: Proper Exercise Selection and Implementation

Max Effort: Proper Exercise Selection and Implementation

The law of accommodation dictates that an athlete must experience new training stimuli regularly or risk decreasing their rate of performance improvement. With this in mind, you begin to see the importance of exercise selection and organization. Failure to introduce a new stimulus or a disordered approach to exercise selection and scheduling will ultimately lead an athlete to failure.

Thu Mar 24, 2022
WSBB Blog: Building Optimal Back Strength

WSBB Blog: Building Optimal Back Strength

Westside Barbell's Big 3 Back Exercises

Wed Feb 02, 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: 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
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: Westside Warmups - Lower Body

WSBB Blog: Westside Warmups - Lower Body

Want to lower your risk of injury, while optimally preparing yourself for a great lower body workout? Check out the go-to lower body warmups we use at Westside Barbell.

Fri Dec 17, 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: 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: The Squat Suit for Beginners

WSBB Blog: The Squat Suit for Beginners

Tags: Squat, Tips, Novice Time to Read: 3.5min In the land of geared lifting, there...

Mon Apr 19, 2021
Whether One or Another

Whether One or Another

Remember, whether you’re squatting raw or equipped, the first move is a sitting “back” into...

Thu May 23, 2019
Wide to Narrow

Wide to Narrow

“A wide squat will translate to a narrow, a narrow doesn’t necessarily translate to a...

Sun Feb 03, 2019