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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
TOP FIVE SQUATS: PART I

TOP FIVE SQUATS: PART I

We have 17 men who squat over 1000 pounds. The top five average 1143 pounds....

Thu Oct 13, 2016
TOP FIVE: PART II. THE BENCH

TOP FIVE: PART II. THE BENCH

I wrote an article in 1993 entitled “Three of a Kind”. Westside was the only...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
TOP FIVE: PART III. THE DEADLIFT

TOP FIVE: PART III. THE DEADLIFT

Before bench shirts, there was a saying, “the meet does not start until the bar...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
Strong Legs

Strong Legs

Strong Legs (Circa 2011) Westside lifters started doing belt squats in 1975. I personally realized...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
WAVE PERIODIZATION

WAVE PERIODIZATION

You must have a plan to succeed” In Powerlifting USA, there was a discussion of...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
What Your Gym Really Needs

What Your Gym Really Needs

How do you build a Westside gym? First, you need special bars. The theory of...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
BENCH PRESS

BENCH PRESS

Westside has a method to its madness, and Travis Bell utilizes this perfectly. His raw...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
THE SQUAT

THE SQUAT

After moving to Westside, A.J. Roberts has improved his squat from 1008 to 1140 pounds...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
DEADLIFT TRAINING

DEADLIFT TRAINING

Although we have never had a Benny or an Andy or for that fact a...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
CONJUGATE TRAINING METHOD™ - Circa 2013

CONJUGATE TRAINING METHOD™ - Circa 2013

When lifters repeatedly use the same simple method of training to raise their strength level,...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
EXPLOSIVE LEG STRENGTH

EXPLOSIVE LEG STRENGTH

When most people look at Westside training protocols, they automatically think of powerlifting. But the...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
STRENGTH TRAINING 101

STRENGTH TRAINING 101

When it comes to training effectively to achieve a maximal level of strength, there are...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
INCREASING EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH AND REACTIVE METHOD THROUGH PLYOMETRICS

INCREASING EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH AND REACTIVE METHOD THROUGH PLYOMETRICS

Shock training or plyometrics is developed by a sudden stretch preceding any voluntary effort. Kinetic...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
RAW BENCHING

RAW BENCHING

I am often asked how to get a big raw bench. I was a Top...

Thu Oct 13, 2016
TRAINING MISTAKES PART 1

TRAINING MISTAKES PART 1

Westside Barbell receives lots of calls and emails seeking lifting advice: from technique, to periodization,...

Thu Oct 13, 2016