Articles on Strength Training

Articles on Strength Training

WSBB Blog: Jump Higher to Run Faster

Tags: Hamstring, Deadlift, Sled As the Olympics wrap up, the track and field finals are upon us, and we will see which country produces the fastest athletes. Each of these countries has their own approach to training their athletes, with some nations having constant success, while others fail to achieve their Olympic goals year after year....

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Mon Sep 20, 2021

WSBB Blog: Volume, Intensity, and The Conjugate Method

Tags: Max Effort, Conjugate System, Deadlift   The proper balancing of volume and intensity is important for any training method, especially the Conjugate Method. Frequently, people will ask us what is a true max effort lift, or how we regulate the volume and intensity of our accessory work. To ensure you are getting the most...

Fri Sep 17, 2021

WSBB Blog: Strong Theory, Weak Application

Tags: History, Conjugate Method, Squat   In the world of social media, new coaches arrive daily to serve a constantly expanding customer base that is ready and willing to pay whatever amount of cash it takes to deliver the strength training results they are looking for. The internet has afforded...

Mon Sep 13, 2021

WSBB Blog: In Season Conjugate Training for Football

Tags: GPP, Grip, Deadlift Weight training has been considered a vital part of a football player’s development for decades now, but, it has long been believed that weight training is beneficial for the football player in the offseason only. Coaches have been misinformed and led to believe that if they...

Fri Sep 10, 2021

WSBB Blog: Guide to the Westside Light, Average, and Strong Bands

Tags: Speed-strength, Hamstrings, TricepsWhen you are on the path to becoming as physically strong as you possibly can, you must begin to introduce new stimuli into the training plan to not only increase strength but speed and endurance as well. The Westside Barbell Conjugate Method solves the problem of accommodation...

Tue Sep 07, 2021

WSBB Blog: Lift Heavy, Get Huge, Hit More Homeruns

Tags: GPP, Hockey, MMA   Baseball season is in full swing, and with the increased seasonal interest in the sport, we have been receiving questions regarding how baseball players can use the Westside Barbell Conjugate Method to increase their bat speed and striking power. As it does with all sports,...

Fri Sep 03, 2021

WSBB Blog: Riding the Recovery Wave

Tags: GPP, Hamstring 101, Grip   Powerlifting is a sport that requires the body to expend large amounts of energy, as well as endure constant physical stress of varying intensities. Due to this, successful powerlifting training requires the coach or lifter to prioritize recovery, while also programming in a manner...

Tue Aug 31, 2021

WSBB Blog: Guide to Westside Minibands

Tag: Speed-strength, Squat, Grappling Initially introduced to the athletic training world by Coach Dick Hartzell, Louie Simmons quickly realized the value of this tool which he then began to use to increase strength and speed amongst the members of Westside Barbell. Since then, Westside has become well known for its...

Fri Aug 20, 2021

WSBB Blog: Fix Your Deadlift Weakness

Tags: Hamstrings, Grip, Conventional Deadlift The deadlift is one of the most simple exercises in execution, but addressing weaknesses in the deadlift can become complex. When you are building a Conjugate Method program, your efficiency and program effectiveness will depend on your ability to build main exercise and accessory schemes that constantly address lagging muscle groups. Below...

Tue Aug 17, 2021

WSBB Blog: Fix Your Bench Weakness

Tags: Triceps, Back, GPP The bench press is one of the more complex powerlifting movements. It requires both a high level of strength, and a high level of precision to press max effort poundages safely and successfully. As you continue to train the bench press, you will eventually run into issues either with form, or with...

Fri Aug 13, 2021

WSBB Blog: Fix Your Squat Weakness

Tag: Hamstring, Squat 101, Mentality Designing a training program for the squat is extremely simple when you first begin training. All you have to focus on learning to squat, getting reps in, and building your base. When you enter the realm of competitive powerlifting and begin training to squat as much as you...

Tue Aug 10, 2021