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A.J. ROBERTS

A.J. ROBERTS

A.J. has traveled a long journey to find his true home at Westside Barbell. He...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
THE WESTSIDE BARBELL BELT SQUAT

THE WESTSIDE BARBELL BELT SQUAT

The Secret Weapon in Strength and Conditioning At Westside Barbell we are constantly asked what...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
Westside Powerlifting Morning Crew-Max Effor Lower Body Workout October 17th

Westside Powerlifting Morning Crew-Max Effor Lower Body Workout October 17th

Powerlifting Crew Workout Main Lift Free Squat Tester  OR Pin 3 deadlift against 4 sets...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
HIT……. OR MISS

HIT……. OR MISS

Many readers may not realize that I am involved in the training of pro-football teams and many college football and basketball teams. For example, the Kansas City Jayhawks and Utah Utes are heavily influenced by our training as it relates to speed strength. Two of the pro- football teams are the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots. Not a bad group to be associated with, huh?

Tue Oct 18, 2016
DON’T CHASE YOUR TAIL

DON’T CHASE YOUR TAIL

Chases His Tail I am fascinated whenever my pit bull, Jackie, chases his tail. Round...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
WORLD POWERS

WORLD POWERS

In this article the training methods of the most successful countries in weight lifting will...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
TRAINING THE LOCK-OUT

TRAINING THE LOCK-OUT

We are in a new millennium, and the times are a changing, as they say....

Tue Oct 18, 2016
TRAINING STRONG LEGS FOR WORLD RECORDS

TRAINING STRONG LEGS FOR WORLD RECORDS

It was around 1970, and I was reading Muscle Power Builder and articles by members...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
THE REPETITION METHOD

THE REPETITION METHOD

I have previously discussed the different methods of training that are utilized at Westside. The...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
THE REPETITION METHOD

THE REPETITION METHOD

I have previously discussed the different methods of training that are utilized at Westside. The...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
FRED: A BOLDT OF LIGHTNING

FRED: A BOLDT OF LIGHTNING

Fred Boldt moved from Buffalo, NY, in October 2001 to Columbus to train at Westside...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
RESEARCHING RESISTANCE

RESEARCHING RESISTANCE

There are many things about strength that I don’t understand. One, in particular, is how...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
ORGANIZATION OF TRAINING PART 1

ORGANIZATION OF TRAINING PART 1

When planning training, one must not plan for the next meet, but rather the next...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
ORGANIZATION OF TRAINING PART 2

ORGANIZATION OF TRAINING PART 2

When planning training, one must not plan for the next meet, but rather the next...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
PERCENT TRAINING: WHAT IS IT REALLY?

PERCENT TRAINING: WHAT IS IT REALLY?

In the squat, what is too heavy to train with and too light to train...

Tue Oct 18, 2016
Programming and Organization of Training

Programming and Organization of Training

When training for a meet, there must be organization of systems of training. This is...

Fri Oct 14, 2016
2010 POWERSTATION PRO/AM MEET

2010 POWERSTATION PRO/AM MEET

As always, Mike Ferguson, owner of the Powerstation gym in Cincinnati, OH hosted a great...

Fri Oct 14, 2016
Westside Powerlifting Morning Crew-Dynamic Effort Lower Workout October 14th 2016

Westside Powerlifting Morning Crew-Dynamic Effort Lower Workout October 14th 2016

Powerlifting Crew Workout  Main Lifts - 10 sets of 2 reps of Cambered Bar and Blue Bands (60%...

Fri Oct 14, 2016
A Multiyear Plan

A Multiyear Plan

Renowned sports scientist A. S. Medvedyev wrote a text called A System of Multi-Year Training...

Fri Oct 14, 2016
General Physical Preparedness

General Physical Preparedness

I am often asked, how do we recover from two max effort workouts a week...

Thu Oct 13, 2016