Louie Simmons is a world renown strength coach, powerlifter,
and owner of a private powerlifting gym in Columbus Ohio. He
devoloped the Westside
Barbell Program. Louie is one of only 5 lifters to total
Elite in 5 different powerlifting weight classes. He is one of
two lifters over 50 years of age to squat 920 pounds, bench 600
pounds, dead lift 722 pounds; and total 2100 pounds.
If there is any one that could inspire a change to the way
you train for strength and power, Coach Simmons would be that
man. The results of his coaching and training techniques speak
Westside Barbell has broken over 100 World Records, holds
three of the top 5 totals. Westside has the greatest male and
female lifters in the world, Dave Hoff and Laura Phelps Sweatt,
and a 700-pound raw bencher, Nick Winters. Over 20 members of
the Westside team have deadlifted 800 pounds.
Louie coaches world champion powerlifters, two Olympic gold
sprinters, MMA fighter Matt Brown, rugby teams, and 2 NFL Football
Coach Louie Simmons says what's wrong with traditional sports
conditioning programs, CrossFit practices, and US Olympic Weightlifting
training techniques. Coach Simmons also talks about the principles
behind the Westside Program and its effectiveness for high level
athletes. Forgive the commercial and commentary interruption
from 17:30 to 23:10 minutes.