Louie bought a bag full of bands and we were on our way.
While driving back to the gym I asked him what he was planning to do with them.
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.
When we arrived at the conference, we found the vendor booth with the bands, which were being demonstrated for flexibility training.
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.
Dave is quick to point out that he's not a bodybuilder and therefore doesn't train bodybuilders.The key has always been matching up the right movements with the individual sticking points.When I came to Westside there were only three 800-pound squatters.A few other guys joined the club in the following few years; their progress was slow but steady. I liked the idea of attaching chains to the bar, so me and Joe Amato decided to give it a try for our next meet.
We cycled the chains on our dynamic day for eight weeks. We both put 60 pounds on our squats and became the next two to join the 800-pound club. The chains were introduced to the rest of the gym and within the next year we had another six guys in the 800s.
I was introduced to box squatting, Zercher squats, Paul Dicks presses and many other exercises I'd never seen or even heard about before.