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ECCENTRIC UNLOADING

ECCENTRIC UNLOADING

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

Tue Oct 18, 2016
OFF-SEASON TRAINING

OFF-SEASON TRAINING

I have been asked many times what we do in the off-season. However, we don’t...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
SQUATS

SQUATS

I squatted 525 in 1970 when I started to do power meets on a continuous...

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
OPTIMAL TRAINING

OPTIMAL TRAINING

What is optimal training? It can be many things to many people. The optimal number...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
THE SQUAT

THE SQUAT

The squat has always been referred to as the king of all lifts. If you...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
How does one reach the top of powerlifting

How does one reach the top of powerlifting

How does one reach the top of powerlifting? First, you must possess all the strength...

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
TEEN LIFTING

TEEN LIFTING

There has been much said about lifting and age. Everyone has their viewpoint. The United...

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
STATS

STATS

Stats are always important to success. All ball teams keep stats, and they are invaluable to...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
LOWER BACK TRAINING

LOWER BACK TRAINING

A weak man has a weak back and a strong man has a strong back....

Tue Oct 18, 2016
LOWER BACK TRAINING

LOWER BACK TRAINING

A weak man has a weak back and a strong man has a strong back....

Tue Oct 18, 2016
BENCH LOCKOUT

BENCH LOCKOUT

Have you been to a bench meet lately? There are a lot more misses than...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
QUEEN OF THE IRON GAME

QUEEN OF THE IRON GAME

When you think of great women powerlifters a few names pop up. Olesia Lafina of Russia...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
USING THE CONJUGATE SYSTEM

USING THE CONJUGATE SYSTEM

Westside has always used the conjugate method. I realized I could only squat, bench, or...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
Dynamic Effort Method™ - Circa 2009

Dynamic Effort Method™ - Circa 2009

The dynamic method is sometimes referred to as speed work. There are some who think...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
Maximal Effort Method™ - Circa 2009

Maximal Effort Method™ - Circa 2009

There are three methods of strength training. 1. Maximal effort method: lifting a maximal load...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
DEADLIFTING

DEADLIFTING

Westside has 15 members who deadlift more than 800 pounds, six women who have done...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
SQUAT THE KING LIFT

SQUAT THE KING LIFT

The squat is the king of all exercises. It builds strong legs and hips which helps...

Tue Oct 18, 2016