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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
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
For more exclusive interviews, video tutorials, webinars, master class with Louie Simmons, never seen before footage and much more, visit Westside Barbell’s official education system at www.conjugateclub.com
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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