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#GASSTATIONREADY Hill Sprints

#GASSTATIONREADY Hill Sprints

Josh Bryant hill sprinting. “Hill sprints bring out something that you can’t really get in the weight room, something that you really can’t get on the track. All the guys that I know that worked out on a hill, they were a cut above the other competition around the league and they had long careers.”…

Dumbbell Pullovers, a foundational movement for mass

Dumbbell Pullovers, a foundational movement for mass

by: Paul Leonard Pullover! Now who wants to hear that when they are driving? Not me, but that one time when my wife called it out during our honeymoon in Maui so we could hop in a deserted waterfall that was alright with me. In today’s modern strength training athlete’s toolbox it appears the traditional…

1994 – My Introduction to Westside Conjugate Training

1994 – My Introduction to Westside Conjugate Training

by: Paul Leonard A quarter of a century ago, I was living in Southern California, without a decent gym or a serious training crew to seek greater strength gains. My then girlfriend had bought me the Westside Barbell tapes for Christmas 1993. As Louie Simmons has said many times, in the beginning all I had…

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Sean Culnan Interview

interview by Paul Leonard Please tell the readers your age, location, and occupation.  Age – 51Live in West Sand Lake, NYOwner of Culnan Insurance Agency, LLC  How long have you been lifting weights?  Graduated from Colonie Central High School in 1985. Joined Colonie Athletic Club in fall of 1985. Colonie Athletic Club was a great…

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The Total Repetition Method—Jailhouse Strong Style Back Training

(Build a big, powerful back with an old-time Jailhouse favorite) By: Josh Bryant A well-developedback is essential to both a #gasstationready and #chippendales ready physique!  When it comes to back development, maybe your gains have taken a back seat for too long with traditional methods or you just want to try something new. Here is…

The Best is Yet to Come!

The Best is Yet to Come!

By: Josh Bryant A therapist asks, “What seems to be your problem?” The client answers, “My problem is ______.” STOP! Why the hell would someone seeing a therapist want to keep a problem and take ownership over it? That is exactly what the client is doing by saying “my” problem. When you say my, you…

Bill “Peanuts” West and Old School Physical Culture

Bill “Peanuts” West and Old School Physical Culture

                                                    By: Adam benShea, PhD Born in 1937 as William Weiss in Pennsylvania, but better known as Bill “Peanuts” West, Peanuts is responsible for bringing together one of the most important gatherings of lifters and training knowledge in physical cultural history.  Like an old Charles Atlas sales pitch, West was a weak and skinny kid until he…

Jumping Your Way to Fat Loss

Jumping Your Way to Fat Loss

By: Josh Bryant For centuries, prize fighters have reaped the benefits of jumping rope, helping them become more mobile, agile and hostile in the game of fisticuffs.  With exception of a few heavy-weight outliers, fighters are lean. Think about it, if you are required to fight within a weight class, any excess body fat is…

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Enter the Lightning Deadlift

by: Josh Bryant  The late Bob Peoples, of Tennessee, was the first man to deadlift over 700 pounds. In training, Bob would lift a weight out of a jack at lockout height. He would then lower the weight to the floor and lift it back up; with this technique, Bob could lift more weight with…

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Touch-and-Go Deadlift Reps

by: Josh Bryant Like King Solomon said thousands of years ago, there is a time and place for everything under the sun, be it drinkin’ some ‘shine in a kick ‘n stab bar in West “By God” Virginia or even touch-and-go deadlifts.  First, let’s differentiate between bounced reps, which deadlift 101 covered, and touch-and-go reps.  Bounced…