October 2001

Entering the 21st century we find research producing new and exciting discoveries in the fitness, health, nutrition and supplement fields. As strength-trainers who pay close attention to their bodies it is of up most importance that we make sure those bodies are finely-tuned machines. While proper nutrition serves to shed unsightly body fat and build up our physiques we also need to look to supplements to add to our arsenal of equipment as we forge onward to achieve our personal goals. With each day that passes we¹re constantly bombarded (through television, magazines, radio, and the internet) with a greater variety of consumable...

Before I get started here is a little information about the Westside Barbell Club. In their 20' x 40' gym they have 53 Elite level lifters with 24 members squatting over 800 pounds, 40 members benching over 500 pounds and 6 members deadlifting over 800 pounds! Now to get started the Westside methods are unusual to most. They put Strength, Power, and Hypertrophy phases all together into one routine. The reason these phases are together is because to be strong you need to have power and strength at the same time. The old routines could not provide that because they split...