I was introduced to box squatting, Zercher squats, Paul Dicks presses and many other exercises I'd never seen or even heard about before.
We even had to make up our own names for some exercises since we'd never seen them before.
I thought at the time he was talking about some type of surgical tubing like aerobic instructors use.
I told him I thought it was a waste of time but went along any way, you know, so he wouldn't kick my ass.
He's a powerlifter and a specialist in developing maximal strength.
(Despite this powerlifting emphasis, the average guy under his tutelage puts on 30 to 40 pounds in the first year.) In Dave's last article he taught you the art of box squatting.
I now thought Louie was going to introduce flexibility into our training.However, at the very least, they'll open your mind to different, unconventional methods that may also have some application to bodybuilding as opposed to just powerlifting.If you were to ask me what advancement has made the greatest impact on our training at Westside Barbell in the past five years, I'd have to say accommodating resistance.The chains had taken my squat from 760 to 855 in 12 months and I wasn't ready to change. I became the guinea pig and within the next few months squatted my first 900.Well, if you've ever trained at Westside you know two things are for certain. Five of my teammates soon followed and 23 have now squatted 800.