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Accessory Training: Shoulder Exercises
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Accessory Training: Shoulder Exercises

Building strong and healthy shoulders is a critical aspect of training. If you are an athlete, im...
How Strong Should I Be?
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How Strong Should I Be?

Exploring the Extremes and Scientific Standards of Human Strength Strength. We often visualize ba...
Base Building: Max Effort Training Explained
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Base Building: Max Effort Training Explained

The fear of max effort is rooted in the old training belief that “maxing out” should only be done...
Base Building: Basic Training Template
Beginners Conjugate Method Exercise Programming

Base Building: Basic Training Template

Why should an athlete use the Conjugate Method when a beginner-level trainee can make gains using...
Ally Kennedy’s Journey with Westside Barbell: Training for the 2024 Season
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Ally Kennedy’s Journey with Westside Barbell: Training for the 2024 Season

When Ally Kennedy joined Westside Barbell, she already had a strong foundation from her previous...
Executing a Repeated Effort Training Wave
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Executing a Repeated Effort Training Wave

While we encourage all those new to the Conjugate Method to master the basic template first, we a...

WHO IS WESTSIDE BARBELL?

Westside Barbell has two aspects...

The Gym
The Business

The Gym

Louie Simmons founded Westside Barbell, a strength training gym in Columbus, Ohio, in 1976. Our gym is considered one of the world's most innovative and successful strength training facilities. It is known for using the conjugate method, a strength training system that emphasizes the rotation of exercises and variations to avoid overuse injuries and continually challenge the athlete.

Our gym has produced many world-class powerlifters, coaches, and athletes that have set numerous world records and won multiple national and international championships. Westside has also been a leader in developing and refining the conjugate method.

We are well-known for our firm commitment to scientific research, cited material references, and applying physics, biomechanics, and physiology principles to strength training.

Louie Simmons was widely recognized as the strength coaches, strength coach. Louie's contributions to the field of strength training have influenced and inspired athletes, coaches, and trainers worldwide. On March 24th, 2022, Louie Simmons passed away, leaving the direction of the gym and business under the guidance of his most trusted student Tom Barry.

The Business

Westside Barbell is a strength training education company operated by Tom Barry and his team. Its primary goal is to preserve and build upon the educational legacy laid by its founder Louie Simmons.

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of Westside-Barbell.com is to provide information and resources related to the strength training methodologies and philosophy developed by Louie Simmons, Tom Barry, and the Westside Barbell community.

The website serves as a hub for those interested in learning more about the conjugate method and its applications to general training, athletes, powerlifting, grappling, combat sports, football, and other sports and forms of strength and performance training.

Each of our content team members has over ten years of strength and conditioning experience. They provide accurate and straightforward strength training education to those who want to reduce weakness and gain the strength of knowledge and body. Finally, our website acts as a community notice board between our gym and the community we serve.

WHAT'S ON OUR SITE?

Here, users enjoy a wealth of information and resources for those interested in strength training, including Westside Barbell programs, articles, videos, equipment, and community forums.

The Blog

Our blog is a free resource of strength guides, bench, squat, and deadlift breakdowns/tips, club and athlete history, training reflection, and athlete training diaries.

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Education

Deepen your conjugate training method understanding by taking one of our courses, watching our digital seminars, reading our books, or downloading some of our workout plans.

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Merchandise

Here, you will find premium apparel, training accessories such as bands, chalk and smelling salts, drinkware, banners, and other quality items. Our merchandise reflects our strength training education, thus ensuring we carefully pick quality items.

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HOW TO USE WESTSIDE-BARBELL.COM

Learn About The Conjugate Method

For someone new to strength training or unfamiliar with the conjugate method, the Westside Barbell website is a great resource to learn more about this approach to strength training. The site provides detailed information on the principles of the conjugate method and a wealth of articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on related topics.

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Access Training Programs

For someone who wants to use the conjugate method in their training, the Westside website offers a range of downloadable Westside Barbell training programs and templates.

Purchase Training Equipment

The Westside Barbell store offers a range of strength training equipment, accessories, and apparel for those looking to invest in their strength training.

Connect With The Strength Training Community

The Westside Barbell website provides a platform for the strength training community to connect and discuss exercise, equipment, and other related topics via our blog comment section on every published article. Whether you're a seasoned strength athlete or just starting, the site provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded training advocates and learn from their experiences.