GET SUPER-STRONG (AND JACKED) WITH THE WESTSIDE METHOD
Louie Simmons is the owner and visionary of the world’s most hardcore powerlifting gym, where only the elite come to train.
This notorious gym is Westside Barbell, located in Columbus, Ohio.
Among the techniques he’s developed is the Conjugate Method training system (also called the Westside Method), which utilizes single repetitions as a core training tenet.
Louie’s controversial, yet highly-effective protocol implements a warm-up using only a 45-pound barbell, then diving right into a sequence of one-rep sets that progressively attempt to reach a new personal best.
I was always taught to warm-up with 3-4 sets of 5-8 reps to climb up to the eventual “strength-testing” heaviest set/s. So I wrote an article, “How to Get Your Bench Press up by ‘Climbing the Mountain’” that mostly models the Westside Method. I also use a different warm-up protocol.
I’m like many others who get mental blocks from being taught a certain way and sticking with it for no other reason, so I’m going to play around with this system a bit more because I can’t deny that the Westside Method is no joke. It’s helping many acquire insane amounts of strength, as well as pack on serious lean muscle.
It’s visionaries like Louis who break the norms and revolutionize how things are done. Part of who I am is trying to remain teachable, and the bottom line is that you can’t argue with results.
Here’s the original article that brought the details to my attention: “The Westside Method: Get Legit-Strong And Jacked As Hell”
In this article, they quote Louis making one of the more excellent points I have read on the topic of training:
“Really, only 20 percent of your training here is max or near-max barbell work,” he says. “The rest, I don’t want to call it bodybuilding, but 80 percent is basically hypertrophy training. You’re always focusing on improving your weaknesses. That way, you won’t have muscle imbalances and you’ll constantly get stronger and eliminate injuries. There’s too many injuries in this sport, and there basically shouldn’t be any.”
He goes on to say:
“I would test a real squat, bench, and deadlift no more than once every 6-10 weeks,” Simmons explains. “You don’t get stronger by setting records in those lifts; you get stronger by training.”
I have to say, the more I read about Westside Barbell, the clearer it becomes that they truly are a rare source of real truth (versus hype). I invite all of you to visit their website and read up on the articles. I know this won’t be the last time you will hear me bring up the name, so here’s the link: www.westside-barbell.com.
To learn how to increase body strength and stamina using the Westside Barbell Method, watch these 3 videos below-
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