He's a powerlifter and a specialist in developing maximal strength.(Despite this powerlifting emphasis, the average guy under his tutelage puts on 30 to 40 pounds in the first year.) In Dave's last article he taught you the art of box squatting.This time he'll introduce you to another Westside favorite, the use of bands and chains while benching and squatting. This is an extremely advanced method of training and should only be used by those who are familiar with Westside methodology.
Some of these movements have had dramatic effects on our strength.
The chains had taken my squat from 760 to 855 in 12 months and I wasn't ready to change. I became the guinea pig and within the next few months squatted my first 900.
Well, if you've ever trained at Westside you know two things are for certain. Five of my teammates soon followed and 23 have now squatted 800.
Dave's been assisting and training under Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell fame for over 10 years and has consulted thousands of athletes throughout the world.
Dave is quick to point out that he's not a bodybuilder and therefore doesn't train bodybuilders.