Browsing: deadlift

Powerlifting may look simple from the outside – squat, bench, deadlift. But for beginners, mastering the technical execution of these lifts is crucial for both performance and safety. Here’s why focusing on technique is essential, especially in the early stages of your powerlifting journey.

Strongman Louie Simmons, founder of the legendary Westside Barbell, is renowned for his innovative powerlifting methods. This blog post dives into Westside’s approach to building a strong, resilient back, essential for powerlifters to avoid injuries and maximize performance in squats and deadlifts.

Bands are a powerlifter’s secret weapon, but they can be a double-edged sword. Let’s explore the benefits and drawbacks of bands, along with some killer Westside Barbell exercises to incorporate them into your training.

Ever feel stuck in a rut with your weightlifting? Grinding away at the same weights, seeing little to no progress? You might be experiencing accommodation, where your body adapts to the training stimulus and plateaus. But fear not, there’s a solution: accommodating resistance.

The deadlift demands raw power and explosiveness. While building strength is crucial, incorporating speed training can significantly enhance your deadlift game. This article explores various deadlift speed training techniques used by powerlifters to achieve lightning-fast pull-offs.

Westside Barbell says forget short deadlift training cycles! They believe the deadlift requires a multi-year approach to reach your full potential. Strong hamstrings are crucial, and building them can take 6 months or more.