Westside Barbell - Behind These Walls with Louie Simmons

  • Published on:  Friday, March 27, 2020
  • In this video, Louie Simmons shares some of the real history of Westside Barbell and what impact the original Westside Barbell club in Culver City had on him. From training as a twelve-year-old in this basement all the way up to the current location of Westside Barbell. Find out why Westside Barbell has become what it is today in a way that only Louie can tell.

    The past training years resulted in Louie’s first book, the Book of Methods. Here you can find the collection of training methods which were obtained in 30 years. The 3-week wave system, circa max, delayed transformation, accommodating resistance and much more, it’s all there.

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    Video Index:
    00:00:12 – The effect of the original Westside Barbell club in Culver City
    00:02:22 – What made you choose their methods?
    00:04:41 – First equipment and exercises after the army
    00:07:29 – First training partners
    00:08:56 – How people found Louie
    00:09:18 – The effects of having training partners
    00:11:35 – Equipment in the basement
    00:12:24 – Looking for an edge
    00:12:35 – The reverse hyper
    00:13:35 – Post-training assessment
    00:14:12 – Westside Barbell locations
    00:15:18 – World record-holders
    00:16:35 – Westside women
    00:17:06 – The four greatest lifters
    00:17:52 – Asking questions
    00:18:40 – Why do you always answer every question now?
    00:20:41 – Garage stories
    00:22:20 – Hardcore attitude
    00:24:28 – No time to change
    00:26:03 – Don’t miss lifts
    00:26:49 – (John) Blacks Health Club
    00:28:01 – George Crawford
    00:29:33 – Psychology
    00:30:22 – The first generation of lifters
    00:31:32 – Team = Family
    00:33:29 – Woman of Westside Barbell
    00:33:52 – Demorest
    00:37:20 – Eskil Thomasson (Sweden)
    00:39:34 – Gym competitions
    00:41:02 – Dave Tate
    00:42:54 – The current Westside Barbell location
    00:43:28 – Meets & Records
    00:46:23 – Unbelievable stories
    00:50:48 – Matt Wenning
    00:51:57 – Best day and worst day
    00:55:31 – Can’t
    00:56:38 – Hilltop fights

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    Louie Simmons is widely regarded as the 'Strength Coaches, Strength Coach' and is the founder of the world-renowned gym called Westside Barbell in Columbus, Ohio.

    Westside Barbell is an invitation-only training laboratory where only the strongest of mind and body survive. Our goal is simple: “To become the best and push every boundary known to man in doing so.”

    This gym has produced more world records in powerlifting than any other in the World, and Louie has been regarded as one of the main reasons that the conjugate style of training has been popularized in today's training methods.

    Outside of powerlifting, Louie is a strength consultant for many NFL, NBA, MBA teams, along with having trained gold medal sprinters, pro boxers, UFC fighters, and many more athletes out of his gym via the conjugate method of strength training.
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