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CHAINS AND BANDS

CHAINS AND BANDS

There are many keys to success, but two invaluable ones are accelerating strength training and...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
THE VIRTUAL FORCE SWING

THE VIRTUAL FORCE SWING

At Westside Barbell we use the dynamic method throughout the year. Its purpose is not...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
DEADLIFT TRAINING PART II

DEADLIFT TRAINING PART II

There are approximately 65 700lb benchers and 35 1000lb squatters. But when one looks at...

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
THEN AND NOW

THEN AND NOW

My powerlifting memories start in 1966, just one month before my induction into the Army....

Tue Oct 18, 2016
PART TWO OF MY JOURNEY

PART TWO OF MY JOURNEY

Larry’s string of Worlds stops at 9 after jumping 2 1/5 k’s on his second...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
PERIODIZATION: PENDULUM WAVE

PERIODIZATION: PENDULUM WAVE

Periodization simply means organizing training plans of one year or more into shorter manageable plans,...

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
DEADLIFTING TRAINING PART III

DEADLIFTING TRAINING PART III

The back has much potential, which is seldom reached. For such a simple lift, the...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
BOX SQUATTING BENEFITS

BOX SQUATTING BENEFITS

I am often asked, why do box squats? We do them to produce world-record squats....

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
BENCH PRESS WORKOUT

BENCH PRESS WORKOUT

I am frequently asked to write personal workouts for a fee. However, I don’t have...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
SQUAT WORKOUT

SQUAT WORKOUT

I am always asked to make personal workout programs for lifters. This is impossible to...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Did you know there are three main methods of weight training? The Dynamic Method. This...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
THE LIGHTENED METHOD

THE LIGHTENED METHOD

At Westside Barbell, we often use the contrast methods: bands, chains, and of course the...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
WESTSIDE BENCHERS

WESTSIDE BENCHERS

I receive many calls asking how our top benchers train. We have 17 benching over...

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
PERIODIZATION OF TRAINING

PERIODIZATION OF TRAINING

Anyone training for a meet has undergone some form of periodization. Unfortunately, most have misused...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

In the summer of 2005 1 placed an ad on our Web site for lifters...

Tue Oct 18, 2016