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Old 01-23-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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The Westside Book Of Methods

I was just wondering if anyone has opinion on this book: f/w safe "The Westside Book Of Methods" ... I guess it just has to be good... but still...
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

It is a collection of all his PDF articles, in a somewhat coherent form.

No real programing advice that you can plug-and-chug with.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

Its mostly a collection of his older articles, most (all?) of which you can find for free online.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

I have the EFS Basic Training E-book. It basically tells you how to train Westside style. I guess it's useful if you're into using bands, chains, etc.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

At the risk of incurring the wrath of Westsider's...I watched the documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" which was about steroids. Good movie.

The founder of Westside was pro-steroids in the movie. I can't help but feel steroids are cheating and lose respect for those who use them. I also lose respect for their training methods.

The movie was amazing in all the excuses people used to justify steroids. There must have a dozen or more different excuses....people rationalizing the most egregious things away but only kidding themselves.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
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Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

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It is a collection of all his PDF articles, in a somewhat coherent form.

No real programing advice that you can plug-and-chug with.
Exactly. It's even less plug-and-chug as it relates to CrossFit.

That said, there is a sh:t ton of gold to be panned out of those articles. And for me it beats printing them out on sheets of paper that end buried in a drawer.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #7
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Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

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At the risk of incurring the wrath of Westsider's...I watched the documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" which was about steroids. Good movie.

The founder of Westside was pro-steroids in the movie. I can't help but feel steroids are cheating and lose respect for those who use them. I also lose respect for their training methods.

The movie was amazing in all the excuses people used to justify steroids. There must have a dozen or more different excuses....people rationalizing the most egregious things away but only kidding themselves.


Thank you. This has been on my mind since last weekend after I watched the documentry. A friend recomended it to me and said it would change my perception on steroids, it actually did the opposite. I found it to be the same old argument and the same people do the fighting. We need steroids to get big and strong.....hear me roar.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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Re: The Westside Book Of Methods

I've been powerlifting for about 15 years and have followed the westside program (drug free) for probably half of those years. The book was a Christmas present this year and I'm disappointed. Louie isn't a very fluent writer and it was difficult for me to follow the book and come up with a good program. He contradicts himself several times in the writing and never gives a clear picture of their programming. My recomendation would be to dig up his articles on the internet and read through the elitefts website. Between the two sources you will get a much clearer picture of what the westide program is all about.

While I don't consider myself a crossfitter, I do incorporate some crossfitting into my workouts. I know the westside stuff could easily be incorporated by a crossfitter.

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Old 01-23-2009, 04:56 PM   #9
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At the risk of incurring the wrath of Westsider's...I watched the documentary "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" which was about steroids. Good movie.

The founder of Westside was pro-steroids in the movie. I can't help but feel steroids are cheating and lose respect for those who use them. I also lose respect for their training methods.
Dang, you stole my thunder... I saw documentary as well. I wouldn't have anything to do with an organization that is so blatantly pro-steroids. So I would never purchase this book you speak of.

F' the wrath of the west siders. Those guys can bench and squat a crap load but I'd get in the ring with anyone of them. There shoulders and hips are so tight they couldn't throw a hard punch. Even if they could, it would be like slow motion. What is he going to try to shoot on me. AGain like slow motion. Sprawl on his fat a** and beat the crap out of him or take his back and choke him since he probably has like this enourmous deformed head from his years of HGH, to the point you could pound on it all night and you would just break your hand.

I didn't have anyone in particular in mind. I was just speaking of the stereotypical westside barbell guy like the one's I saw in Bigger, Stronger, Faster.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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.... Louie isn't a very fluent writer and it was difficult for me to follow the book and come up with a good program. He contradicts himself several times in the writing and never gives a clear picture of their programming...
Was Louie the old guy they interviewed in bigger stronger faster?
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