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When you step into Westside Barbell, you know what you need to do: change into your workout clothes and get ready to hit it. And hit it hard. Get a lowdown on the equipment that any gym that wants to call itself a gym absolutely needs have on hand.Read More
Looking to modify your workouts? Serious bodybuilders lift, depending on the day, according to how much of their max they're aiming for. This percentage dictates that day's workout. And if done right, following a few rules, percentage training works.Read More
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Developing muscle, Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âand driving those numbers higher, Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âwill never come from repeating the same few exercises over and over. Challenge your body with a variety of exercises. Change each exercise up frequently. Get the Westside Barbell lowdown on the conjugate method.Read More
George Halbert and Kenny Patterson are two of Westside Barbell's giant success stories. (Look at their numbers. Those are why we call them "giant successes."Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â) These fierce competitors are also good friends who push each other to greatness. Here's some of their workout routine.Read More
Matching volume to intensity, Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âand sticking to your plan, is how you both avoid injury and get stronger. Whether the day is one for 90% of your max or 60% of your max, the numbers of reps and sets need to vary, too. Don't overtrain!Read More
Sending your numbers up and up comes from many things. But one tried-and-true method for big strength gains is to establish the number of lifts to aim for in each workout. Some days, you max. On others, aim for lots of reps.Read More
Variations of the techniques and exercises described in this article have been around for decades, and many powerlifters have relied on them for their big wins. With some exercises, you pile on the reps and watch your muscles explode.Read More
So when is a new piece of equipment considered an enhancement to training, and when is it considered cheating? There are many different opinions about questions like this, but get the skinny on gear from Westside Barbell's Louie Simmons.Read More
Some athletic programs, professional and college, swear by High Intensity Training programs. But is H.I.T. right for an athlete? Better question: is H.I.T. right for you? The Westside Barbell team did some digging around. Here's their thoughts.Read More
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