May 2017 Articles

The Westside Journey Continues Full Article
May 19

The Westside Journey Continues Full Article

Posted by Louie Simmons on

                  The Culver City boys had changed my life with their advanced training methods. They helped others as well. A good friend and lifter, Roger, made the trip I could not to Culver City Westside to learn first-hand how to implement their system. After returning to Ohio with about 200 lbs. on his total, I asked Roger what he did while training with West, Frenn, and the gang at Culver City. He told me about the box squats rack work for all three lifts and floor press, benching with the rubber pad...

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Goodbye to Dr. Squat
May 15

Goodbye to Dr. Squat

Posted by Louie Simmons on

Many are called a legend but few can answer to it. Fred Hatfield was a true legend to many including myself. I first met Fred in the 1977 junior nationals where he was tossed out of the meet jumping out under the bar while squatting. I saw his first World Record in 1979 in Canada at 181lbs where he made 738lbs to break Ron Collings world record. He broke many world records, wining two worlds in 1983 and 1986 and he ended with 1014lbs squat at 257lbs at 45 years old in 1987 at the Hawaii World record Breakers meet....

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Conjugate Raw™
Feb 28

Conjugate Raw™

Posted by Tom Barry on

 By: Burley Hawk The Westside Method, also known as the Conjugate Method, is a program that is often times misunderstood in the raw powerlifting realm. Most write it off as only working for geared lifters, and instead turn to other types of programming that emphasize volume and simplicity in exercise selection. There are countless ways to write a program that will yield results, but the name of the game is efficiency. This is where a properly programmed and executed Westside style plan surpasses the standard raw programming, efficiency. The main idea behind the Westside Method is identifying and attacking weakness....

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