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Articles Tagged with Louie Simmons
Louie's Plan

Louie's Plan

Before I continue, please understand the following; 

Louie Simmons is one of a kind, and no one can fill that void. No One. 

Our job is to keep his legacy going, to keep his club’s history alive and accurate while keeping Louie's teachings and methods moving forward. 

Therefore, I'm here to shed some light to our community on Louie's wishes for the future. For ease of delivery, I will split them into 3 Sections; 

  1. Westside Barbell: Gym 
  2. Westside Barbell: Education 
  3. Westside Barbell: Business 

Thu Mar 31, 2022
Developing the Hips

Developing the Hips

The hips may be the most overlooked muscle group for improving sports performance. At Westside, we say the key to strength and speed is from the top of the lifting belt down to the bottom of the shorts.

Fri Mar 18, 2022
Hamstring Injury Prevention

Hamstring Injury Prevention

Conventional wisdom has been that the ratio between the hamstrings and the quads should be 60 percent quads and 40 percent hamstrings, but in reality, we have learned it should be a minimum of 60 percent hamstrings and 40 percent quads. Click here to read in full.

Wed Mar 09, 2022
Isometric Training

Isometric Training

Isometric training is an almost forgotten method of strength training. However, according to notable strength experts from the former Soviet Union, it can be equal to conventional barbell training.

Mon Feb 28, 2022
Developing Special Endurance

Developing Special Endurance

Tags: Plan, Strength, Explosive Strength Time to Read: 5mins Westside Barbell would seem like the...

Sat Mar 20, 2021
WSBB Article: The Journey

WSBB Article: The Journey

Tags: Reflect, Journey, TrainingTime to Read: 7-8 mins   In life and sports, everyone must...

Thu Feb 18, 2021
Special Devices

Special Devices

Tags: Bars, Conjugate, Variation Time to Read: 6.5min The Westside System divides work volume into...

Thu Jan 21, 2021
Programs for the Olympic Lifter

Programs for the Olympic Lifter

Programs for the Olympic Lifter Tags: Olympic, Conjugate, Speed Time to Read: 5 Min Westside...

Thu Jan 21, 2021
The Luckiest Man Alive

The Luckiest Man Alive

By Louie Simmons Tags: Conjugate, Westside, ThoughtsTime to Read: 5min It may sound like I...

Tue Jan 12, 2021
Equipment to Train Properly

Equipment to Train Properly

By Louie Simmons  Tags: Reverse Hyper, Home Gym, Sleds I competed in powerlifting contests from...

Fri Jan 01, 2021
Speed-Strength Periodization

Speed-Strength Periodization

 Tags Squats, Dynamic Effort, Bench For the development of speed-strength, one should use the Combinations...

Mon Dec 21, 2020
Hey, Coach. You Can’t Be Too Strong.

Hey, Coach. You Can’t Be Too Strong.

 By Louie Simmons  Tags, Special Strength, Explosive Strength, Coaching Years ago, I heard the head...

Mon Dec 07, 2020
How to Bench Press Correctly

How to Bench Press Correctly

Tags: Bench, Delts , Dumbbells By: Louie Simmons  With six men breaking all-time world records, while...

Wed Oct 28, 2020
A Sit Down Interview with Chuck Vogelpohl

A Sit Down Interview with Chuck Vogelpohl

Below is a transcribed interview that took place within Westside Barbell between Louie Simmons [Louie]...

Wed Oct 14, 2020
The King of Exercises

The King of Exercises

The Good Morning is the most underrated exercise on the planet. Since the beginning of weight training the Good Morning has always been around. So why are people not doing more of them, and what are they missing out on?

Tue Sep 29, 2020
Strength Training at Home

Strength Training at Home

By: Westside Barbell   Tags: garage gym, essentials, basics      For any fan of...

Mon Jul 06, 2020
How to Start a Deadlift

How to Start a Deadlift

How to Start a Deadlift By: Louie Simmons Tags: deadlift, lockout, glutes     Many...

Mon Jul 06, 2020
How to Box Squat Correctly

How to Box Squat Correctly

How to Box Squat Correctly By: Louie Simmons   Tags: squat, box squat, legs  ...

Mon Jul 06, 2020
Bench Pressing Tips

Bench Pressing Tips

Bench Pressing Tips By: Louie Simmons Tags: bench, triceps, max effort     Westside has...

Wed Apr 08, 2020
Behind These Walls

Behind These Walls

Premier & Live Q&A starts @ 6.00pm 3/27/20 In this video, Louie Simmons shares some...

Thu Mar 26, 2020