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Westside has and will always be a home for strength and power athletes. They’ve given out information and knowledge for free for over 30 years in order to better the sport of powerlifting and help reduce injuries and plateaus. They help anyone who cares enough to ask questions or walk through their doors and treat them with genuine respect. Their goal is for you to walk out of their gym and physical or online store a better lifter. If you care they care. Period.
Was driving through Columbus with a friend on a Friday night. Stopped by just to try to peak our heads in, and Tom Barry stopped what he was doing (moving stuff with a forklift) to greet us. He gave us a tour and took time to talk shop for awhile, then gave us each a copy of all of their books (for free). Forever grateful to Tom, Louie & Westside for this.
I had a dilemma with a product I had ordered. I sent an email requesting some leeway. Not only was my email answered almost immediately but the request was honored and exceeded beyond what I could’ve expected. Westside has top notch customer service and offers top notch products.
I ordered a hoodie to represent as best I could. Not a big deal. Tom Barry took the time to email me to thank me, and it was just a hoodie. You don’t see that too often. Looking forward to getting that, and will be ordering the bulldog squat bar, bow bar, and earthquake bar in the new year.
Not only is it the strongest gym in the world, with some of the best and most innovative equipment in the world, but they genuinely care about helping everyone become better stronger versions of themselves.
I read my first article about Louie Simmons and Westside Barbell in the mid 80’s. As soon as I read it I knew Louie knew what he was talking about. He was presenting facts in training that were profound and effective. When I first heard of Louie I was working as a college strength coach and competing in drug tested competitions. Many of the lifters I competed against and the strength coaches I knew didn’t show any interest in Louie’s training principles because they said it wouldn’t work for them. I realize just the opposite, it was exactly want I needed as an athlete and a coach. I have continuously studied Louie’s training ideas and have used them for 25 years at every level of coaching from the high school, small college, major college, to the NFL. I have seen noth- ing but success from using Westside training methods. Personally I have watched my bench press go from a 341 meet best when I had just gotten out of college to my current personal record of 804 all done in drug tested meets and hasn’t been a big difference in body weight. I can truly say I would have never known there was any chance to lift that much if it wasn’t for Louie. Louie’s training methods are cutting edge and the whole iron world has benefited because of what Louie has taught us. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in either developing their strength and power or wanting to help others then you must learn the Westside methods. I want to personally thank Louie for the difference you have made in my life and the lives of the athletes I have coached.
“Over the past 17 years Louie Simmons has been a resource for our training. We have incorporated the concepts of the Conjugate System, Dynamic Effort and Maximal Effort to the training of our athletes. Recently, we have had 81 of our last 88 senior starters move on to the NFL”