Proper Powerlifting Bench Press Technique

Proper Powerlifting Bench Press Technique

You may remember Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt from the Bamboo Bench Press video. Here they are explaining the proper powerlifting style bench press. Notes: shoulders pressed back, shoulder blades tight together don’t start with the weight too far back feet wide, pushing in the groung, spreading the floor, flex glutes have a little arch in your back leave the head […]

Bamboo Barbell Bench Press

Bamboo Barbell Bench Press

Over at Westside Barbell they use a lot different bars. One example is the Bamboo Bar (aka Bandbell Bar) loaded with Kettlebells hanging from rubber bands. Great for stabilization and shoulder rehab. Try doing a couple of reps and finish it of with a static hold for time. They also do skull crushers, JM presses, over […]

History of the Westside Conjugate System

Here is a little post by Louie Simmons on how he came up with the Westside Conjugate System. The Westside conjugate system is the best of two advanced training systems: the Soviet system, where several special exercises are used to advance the training of superior lifters and athletes, and the Bulgarian system, where near-max lifts are […]

Dave Tate on Fixing Technique and Setting PR’s

Dave Tate Teaching the Box Squat‬‏

Hre is a great read with lots of valuable information. In Iron Evolution: Phase 5 – Westside Barbell, Technique, Dave Tate talks about the importance of technique in powerlifting. A lot of people downplay the importance of technique, but wrongly so. He explains how he performed the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift prior to joining […]