Resistance is a key factor when you look at the Westside Barbell and its success. You have to learn how to accommodate resistance. There are various tools that can help you with this resistance accommodation. Weight releasers, chains, bands, and different specialty bars can all be used. When you learn about all of these different tools, it will allow you to create more variations within your training system. Additionally, you can target specific weak points at the same time.
Each time you incorporate a different tool, such as a band, a weight releaser, or a specialty bar, you are establishing a new variation.
You may find that you do not have access to all of these different tools. This is likely because you are not training at a powerlifting gym. While I am not telling you to leave the gym that you are at and go to a powerlifting gym, I am telling you that you need to learn about how to use some of these tools and potentially access them in various ways. Considering that you have to change your variation every three weeks at a maximum, you need to come up with quite a few – and changing your stance alone is not going to provide you with enough. I cannot stress how important it is to use resistance throughout your training. You can learn more on the use of accommodating resistance through our online coaching program Conjugate University, or even visit a powerlifting gym to talk to some of the different coaches.
Keep in mind that there are various resistance bands that are cheap and also highly effective. The Westside Barbell also has a store online where you can purchase various bands based upon the amount of strength that you need to resist.
Investing in resistance bands at the very least will allow you to gain the full benefits within the Westside-Barbell conjugate method that have been covered. Your improved performance as a result of being able to accommodate resistance will be astonishing.