Westside vs the World

2019 • 96 minutes
28 reviews
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Westside Barbell is essentially what would happen if the Hell's Angels traded in their Harley Davidsons for squat racks and chalk. It is a collection of some of the strongest and scariest people to ever walk the earth. The atmosphere inside the cinder block walls has been described as a prison yard weight pile. Fights and cussing are part of the charm, as are tattoos and facial hair. The environment is brutal and wears quick on lifters with thin skin. Every day at Westside its dog eat dog. It's a proven recipe for world records (over 140 and counting), but is it worth the price of the pain? When the weights are big enough to kill, how far would you go for a number?

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28 reviews
Dylan Burkhart
June 8, 2019
Only complaint is that it eventually ends, even though you really don't want it to. I've watched it at least five times, keeps getting better.
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Clark Yow
August 20, 2019
A fantastic documentary showcasing the evolution of powerlifting. I remember how excited I got when I first saw the trailer on YouTube and the documentary lived up to every expectation I had!
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Gary Cunningham
May 24, 2019
Well worth the watch, a good insight into what its like at westside barbell!
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