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Bench Press 600 Pounds

Want to break records on the bench press? Ignore stupid rules and follow these twelve steps instead.

Squatting from Head to Toe

Everything you ever needed to know about the box squat and how to use it. Check this out.

Accommodating Resistance

Top powerlifters use bands and chains to increase their max lifts. Here’s what you can learn from them.

The Periodization Bible - Part 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

The Periodization Bible - Part 2

Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

Drag Your Butt Into Shape

General Physical Preparedness – GPP – means that you're not just strong, you're capable of keeping your heart rate up without dying. Here's the best way to improve yours.

Squat 900 Pounds

Sure, you squat, but do you squat BIG? Master coach and powerlifter Dave Tate will show you how.

Big Bad Bench

To bench big you have to have a plan. And if you've gone beyond beginner status that plan will have to be strategic. Start with this.

TNT 1

I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.

TNT 2

In his first TNT article, big Dave Tate cut through the BS and dropped some great training info on us. This week Dave provides us with a few more explosive tips and tricks, this time for the more advanced trainee.

Pressing Power

Don’t get pinned. Here are the five main reasons you get stuck at the bottom of a bench press.

Top 10 Deadlifting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When a guy who can pull 800 pounds in his sleep talks deadlifting, you'd better listen up and take notes.

The Big Woof

In this installment, Westside Barbell guru Dave Tate digs deep to answer the question, "Why do we put ourselves through this?"

The Road to 600

This isn't your typical training article. Instead, it's more of a glimpse into what it really takes to achieve a specific goal - in this case a 600 pound bench press. Still, you're sure to pick up a few training tips along the way.

The Eight Keys - Part 1

In this first part of this series, Tate discusses coaching, teamwork, and conditioning.

The Eight Keys - Part 2

In this segment, Tate covers the strength portion of the Westside program.

The Eight Keys - Part 3

Dave gives some great tips about how to overcome weaknesses or sticking points in the squat, deadlift, and bench press that should aid the bodybuilder or athlete in general.

The Eight Keys - Part 4

Interested in strength? Here's a training program, some training wisdom, and a little life advice from an iron icon.

Bustin' Ass 101

If you think you're way beyond this basic advice, think again. Warning: Not for snowflakes.

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 1

This is part 1 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 1

To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.

27 Reasons To Be Big

Warning: This is hilarious powerlifter humor and probably offensive to hyper-sensitive weak people.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 2

Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 3

To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.