Strength Training Articles

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Articles Tagged with Training Methods & Techniques
Starting Conjugate: Managing Training Volume

Starting Conjugate: Managing Training Volume

The success of your Conjugate Method programming will depend on your ability to properly regulate three aspects of training: intensity, volume, and frequency. All three play a significant role in deciding whether or not you will attain the training goals you have in mind when designing your programming.

Thu Nov 17, 2022
Westside Mass Production

Westside Mass Production

Westside Mass Production  Westside is famous for its Max Effort (M-E) workout and using the...

Mon Sep 10, 2018
Back Restoration

Back Restoration

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

Tue Sep 12, 2017
Athletic Talent

Athletic Talent

Vladimir Issurin PhD. If there is a method of determining who will, and who will...

Thu May 11, 2017
Maximal Effort Method to Optimize Lifting Mechanics - By John Quint

Maximal Effort Method to Optimize Lifting Mechanics - By John Quint

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know...

Fri Jan 06, 2017
Your body is NOT a bank account!

Your body is NOT a bank account!

The human body is an adaptable complex system comprised of biological tissues. Biological tissues are...

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
The Origin of Yee Systems

The Origin of Yee Systems

First and foremost I am honored and humbled to be promoted by Louie Simmons, Tom...

Fri Nov 11, 2016
TRAINING EQUIPMENT: NEVER LOOKING BACK

TRAINING EQUIPMENT: NEVER LOOKING BACK

I made the Top 10 in the United States in 1972 in Powerlifting News. At...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
The Tendo Unit

The Tendo Unit

Have you ever wondered how you measure up to other athletes or lifters? Are you...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
TRAINING THE BACK

TRAINING THE BACK

At Westside we do an enormous amount of back work. This consists of upper and...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
PREPARE TO BENCH

PREPARE TO BENCH

The lifters at Westside are constantly going to meets. Many of the meets are small...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Everyone should know what accommodation is. Accommodation causes your performance to stagnate or decrease. Zatsiorsky...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
REACTIVE METHOD

REACTIVE METHOD

In the late 1960s isometrics were used not only by the Soviets but also here...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
ISOMETRICS

ISOMETRICS

Isometrics have been around since the 1950s. It was an effective method to develop strength...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
USING KETTLEBELLS

USING KETTLEBELLS

I am asked all the time what we do with kettle bells. Although they have...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
ECCENTRIC UNLOADING

ECCENTRIC UNLOADING

I have written about overspeed eccentrics, citing why it is so important to lower the...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
RACK WORK

RACK WORK

When one thinks of rack work, Bob Peoples comes to mind. He was a powerlifting...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
SPECIAL STRENGTH

SPECIAL STRENGTH

Do you know the importance of special strength development? What are the velocities of explosive...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
ASSISTED ECCENTRICS

ASSISTED ECCENTRICS

Have you ever thought that ideas should be reversed? What if we were born with the...

Tue Oct 18, 2016