Last month Luke and Dave travelled to Train Manchester to take part in the Crossfit Powerlifting course run by Shane and Laura Sweatt. The course covered the Conjugate method used by Westside Barbell, a gym that holds more strength world records than any other gym in the world.
The Conjugate method comprises of a dynamic upper and lower day which uses accommodating resistance through bands and chains to build speed and a max upper and lower day to test 1rm over a huge variety of lifts.
Day one took us through the sumo box squat, bench press and Sumo Deadlift and history and theory of Westside. Day two covered programming and assistance exercises including the flute ham developer.
It was a fantastic course where both coaches learned a lot and are keen to apply it to Dorchester Strength and Conditionings programming.