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WSBB Books - The Iron Samurai: The True Story of Westside Barbell
Staff Pick
WSBB Books - The Iron Samurai: The True Story of Westside Barbell

WSBB Books - The Iron Samurai: The True Story of Westside Barbell

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The Iron Samurai is the official biography of Louie Simmons and the true story behind Westside Barbell in Columbus Ohio.

This book is an unfiltered lens behind the curtain of Westside Barbell. It starts from Louie's childhood and he brings you on the journey he took that lead to the creation of Westside Barbell Columbus Ohio.

It is jammed back with insanely strong people and personalities, provides accurate historical events, and best of all, It is 100%, unedited, Louie Simmons.

The Author

The Iron Samurai is the alter ego of Louie Simmons, the founder of the Columbus Ohio Westside Barbell© Club, established in 1986. Louie’s members have broken more than 100 all-time world records in powerlifting.

The Iron Samurai has watched from the sidelines as Louie has acquired several decades of special strength training experience for many sports and as he has been a consultant for many collegiate and professional teams.

Louie Simmons is one of only four men to have made Elite totals in five weight classes and was top 10 from 1971 to 2005. Louie has authored nine books, 15 DVDs, more than 250 articles as well as being a current lecturer and he holds 13 United States patents. This is the Iron Samurai’s first and only book.


Unlimited Access Conjugate Club members have access to the Iron Samurai e-book included with their membership.

Customer Reviews

Based on 40 reviews
Moe Duffy

Great book, great gear!! Westside vs. the World 💪💪

Christopher Mydlo
The True Story of Westside Barbell

Great book, and quick delivery!

Joe Calandro
Louie’s Story

A remarkably frank book written by the most innovative, and arguably the most important, weightlifter in history. If you’d like to know why and how he did it, this is the book for you

Diegoo Espinoza
Great Book

I loved the book as a whole, it was amazing to read about all theses things that have happened in his time, and I was about to learn how he got the means to how he trains. (My Teacher asked me "What lexile it was")

Awesome book , must read for any westside fan ☝🏼

Great book , lots of great Stories like listening to louies podcasts but in a book form ,