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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.

Pushing yourself to new limits in powerlifting is essential for growth, but neglecting rest can lead to injury and hinder progress. Enter active rest phases: strategic periods of reduced training to ensure a complete recovery and maximize your potential.

We all want to be the strongest version of ourselves, but in powerlifting, neglecting proper recovery strategies can be a recipe for disaster. This article explores common training mistakes that hinder progress and how to find the training sweet spot for optimal gains.

Powerlifting is about pushing your limits, but neglecting proper rest and recovery strategies can lead to disaster. This article explores the consequences of under-applying fatigue management and how to find the training sweet spot for optimal gains.

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.

Westside Barbell’s Louie Simmons knows that true powerlifting dominance requires more than just squats, deadlifts, and bench presses (the “big three”). Enter extra workouts, a strategic approach to maximizing strength gains and recovery.

As athletes, we all chase the holy grail of progress: increasing muscle mass, speed, strength, and coordination. Starting out, simple rep schemes like 10s, 8s, and 6s can work wonders. But what happens when you hit a plateau?

This blog post dives into a powerful 15-week powerlifting program designed by Westside Barbell, a renowned gym known for championing powerlifters. The program focuses on building a strong foundation and peaking for a competition.

Traditional squats are commonly viewed as a multi-joint movement heavily focused on knee extension. However, this perspective might be limiting your potential and even increasing injury risk. Let’s break down a more efficient and powerful squatting technique that emphasizes hip flexion and spinal stability.