One of only six lifters to total Elite in five weight classes, Louie Simmons is no stranger to the lifting community. For the last 37 years Louie Simmons has totaled Elite in various lifting organizations. He is the only lifter over 50 years of age to squat 920 and total 2100. Ranked 4th nationally in 2000 in the open division, Louie has squatted 920, benched 600 (at age 50), and deadlifted 722.
Over the many years that Louie has been involved in powerlifting, he has gained a vast amount of knowledge on how to produce strength. Through experience, his areas of expertise are the percent training method, the conjugate training method, the dynamic training method, the maximum effort method, lifting technique, raising work capacity, rehabilitation and restoration, and the reactive and contrast methods. It is this knowledge and expertise that has led to the production of establishing 100 open world records .He currently trains 33 men who have benched 700 pounds, eight over 800, and two over 900. Plus seventeen over 1000 and six over 1100 in the squat; also eighteen over 800 pounds in the deadlift , thirteen over 2500 pounds total, seven over 2600 pound total, and the only gym to have two over 2700 pound totals, plus two over 2800 pounds total.
As a result of Louie's experience and knowledge, he has published more than 300 training articles. He is also the inventor of the Reverse Hyper® machine, patented in 1993; the plyo swing and the reverse leg curl machine. He has authored 3 books and copyrights on 16 tapes. He has been a strength consultant for the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and numerous college football teams. He is also a strength consultant for many athletes from around the world.