Laura Phelps-Stackhouse currently holds 5 all-time world records, has the #1 total, by formula, across all weight classes, and is the first female to total 11x Bodyweight. Laura is an accomplished coach, actively training lifters through Queen Bee Power.

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00:00 INTRO
01:39 ORGANIZING MEETS
12:42 COACHING GPP
34:31 THE SQUAT
39:40 USING BANDS IN TRAINING
43:45 BACK TO SQUATS
49:30 YOUR QUESTIONS FOR LAURA
1:15:07 WRAP UP/PARTING THOUGHTS

Jason Coker is a professional powerlifter and coach, whom during his tenure at Westside Barbell broke multiple world records. Outside of lifting, he is well known for being brutally honest, incredibly loyal and one of the most entertaining and genuine characters to come through Westside in the last 10 years

00:00 INTRO
00:18 WHEN DID JASON START POWERLIFTING
03:41 WHEN DID JASON START LIFTING EQUIPPED
06:19 WHEN DID LIFTING GET SERIOUS
08:14 JASON AND LOUIE
10:05 JASON'S NUMBERS '06-'09
12:26 RIVALRY WITH SHAWN FRANKL
17:35 JASON'S MISHAPS WHILE LIFTING
19:13 STARTING TO TRAIN AT WESTSIDE
23:56 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MORNING AND EVENING CREW
25:43 BREAKFAST
34:17 GYM STORIES
48:18 SEEING LOUIE'S ADVICE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A COACH
52:39 THEY STAYED IN CONTACT
1:03:12 THE POINT OF SURGERY
01:11:38 TRAINING QUESTIONS
1:18:41 3 TIPS FOR BEGINNERS/OUTRO

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Josh Gutridge & Joe Bayless, aka "The Newark Boys", began training at Westside Barbell in the late 90's back when the gym was located on Demorest Rd. They have been important members of westside history and the development of the Conjugate method.

00:00 INTRO
01:22 JOSH'S START AT WESTSIDE
04:13 JOE'S START AT WESTSIDE
08:52 JOSH'S FIRST PUSH PULL
11:39 JOE'S FIRST MEET AT WESTSIDE
20:03 WHAT CREW DID THEY TRAIN WITH
20:36 WHAT WAS GRITTER LIKE?
27:02 HOW THEY TESTED NEW MEMBERS? 
30:46 WHAT DROVE THEM?
43:30 THE INTENSITY OF WESTSIDE
51:27 THE LEGEND OF ESKILL CONTINUES
54:51 WHAT WAS MORE FUN - MEETS OR GYM TRAINING?
1:00:23 STRONG FOR THE GYM
1:03:06 LOUIE AS A TRAINING PARTNER
1:08:23 THE MEET AT WESTSIDE
1:18:22 WHAT AT WESTSIDE ARE THEY MOST PROUD OF?
1:30:55 FINAL THOUGHTS/OUTRO

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Bill and Jim were a part of the original crew that trained under the guidance of Louie. 

Bill was Louie's first training partner back in the when Louie trained in his basement. 

Jim is also the Founder of Bandbell, a company that specializes in O.K.E. training equipment such as the Earthquake and Rhinoflex series of bars.

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00:00 INTRO
00:20 HOW BILL STARTED TRAINING
02:35 BILL'S FIRST IMPRESSION OF LOUIE
05:52 WHAT GROUP LIKE AS IT GREW?
08:53 WHAT WAS THE MINDSET BACK THEN? HOW ID THEY STAY MOTIVATED?
10:25 DID PEOPLE HAVE A SPECIFIC ROLE?
11:01 AMAZING FEATS SEEN IN THE GYM
13:31 DID THEY TALK ABOUT TRAINING?
15:04 HOW LONG WERE YOU AT WESTSIDE?
17:44 BILL'S STORIES OF WESTSIDE
22:26 THE FAMILY ASPECT
24:50 THE START OF THE REVERSE HYPER
26:19 HOW DID THEY GET EQUIPMENT
29:15 HOW DID THEY LEARN TO SPOT AND LOAD
32:26 WHO WAS INNOVATING EQUIPMENT BACK THEN
35:02 HOW DID THEY DO EXERCISE SELECTION
41:39 THE ATMOSPHERE WHILE TRAINING
43:54 HOW TO CORRECT A LIFT
44:37 LOUIE'S DEVELOPMENT AS A COACH
51:09 HOW MUCH FUN WERE MEETS?
54:09 LOUIE'S LIFE IS A SERIES OF SHORT STORIES
58:31 THE HISTORY OF BACK THEN
1:02:26 WHAT DID TIM AND GARY ADD TO THE GROUP?
1:05:35 HOW HARD WAS THE TRANSITION OUT
1:06:38 MORE STORIES
1:15:09 OUTRO

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In this episode, Tom and Loper sit down to answer your questions on training for Combat Sports

Timesstamps

00:00 intro
00:27 In-season Wrestling Training
01:53 Ab Movemnt for MMA
03:30 Day 3 for a Condensed Conjugate Progam
04:17 Does Dana Know?
05:07 What type of Strengths to address and when?
07:20 How ot increase explosiveness
08:20 Whay are MMA workouts so damn long?
10:24 Weighted Carries
12:13 How to split Upper and Lower Days
13:35 Training Boxers vs Mixed Martial Artists
15:42 Tom's Favourite Carry
17:00 Sprints
17:51 What lifts has the most correspondence to punching power
19:15 Speed Squats - Time vs Reps
20:05 KPI's For Stand Up Fighters vs Grapplers
22:15 Training for Muay Thai
24:32 How do change leading up to the fight?
27:07 Best excercises for wrestling
28:32 Outro

 

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Laura Phelps-Stackhouse currently holds 5 all-time world records, has the #1 total, by formula, across all weight classes, and is the first female to total 11x Bodyweight. She is a shining example of Westside and it's legacy. Aside from achieving G.O.A.T. status, Laura is an accomplished coach, actively training lifters through Queen Bee Power.

Tony Ramos is a professional powerlifter and loyal member of Westside Barbell. He has earned the nickname "The Ninja" because of how he disappears and reappears all the time. Outside of the gym, Tony owns and operates multiple successful businesses, of which his leading company TFR construction, continues to grow and lead the way in concrete installation.

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00:00 Intro 00:10 Start 00:33 Tony's Start at Westside 07:00 Tony's first meet at westside 11:46 Laura's Start at westside 18:45 Tony's Party House, 23:07 What made westside so special? 25:25 Training people to break your own records? 26:30 Tony & Westside 31:31 Louie knew how to treat everyone 36:19 How Westside helped Laura, how they motivated people 41:50 Louie would test you in every way, perfect form, seated deadlifts 45:49 Unique training moments, new forms of training, training to get stronger 53:45 origin of the 5x5s, transition between crews, Louie led by example 1:01:30 Circa max with chains 1:03:00 Tony free squatting, meet stories 1:04:55 Routine up to the bar, life stories 1:14:40 Tony always had everyone's back, Tony & Louie 1:17:41 Louie's network, Louie's numbers 1:24:25 Final thoughts

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This is special episode of the podcast as it's the first podcast recorded inside the gym of Westside Barbell. The guests for today's podcast couldn't be more appropriate for this occasion:

Chuck Vogelpohl: Other than Louie himself, Chuck V is probably the most associated name with Westside Barbell. A living legend of Westside history, as well as setting world records, Chuck is the embodiment of both the Westside mentality and the achievements of the club.

Marcus Marinelli: Founder of Strong Style MMA in Cleveland. Marcus based his gym after the time he spent training with Louie and the crew at Westside. Strong Style is home to many great martial artists including former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic.

Dominic Rotolo and Tom Waddle are integral members of Westside History, part of the morning crew with Chuck and Marcus, they both have contributed to the Westside Legacy.

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Check Out Marcus and Strong Style Here:

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00:00:00 Intro
00:00:25 Marcus starting at Westside, meeting Dom, meeting Chuck
00:07:24 Chuck's Start
00:09:30 Dom's Start, being around Louie
00:18:06 Tom Waddle's Start, Louie the Chameleon
00:23:55 A Strong Mind
00:27:00 Chuck's Neck
00:28:56 The impact of Westside's culture, Matt Dimmel
00:36:27 Characters at Westside
00:40:00 Comp Behavior, The Pecking Order
00:41:30 Briggs Rd, Matt working the front
00:43:40 Competing as a team, going out as a team, comradery
01:00:00 Learning from Louie
01:03:45 Louie Simmons, Nitro
01:12:11 Training Stories
01:14:15 a UPS delivery
01:17:15 Woo!

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In this episode of the podcast, Tom and Loper go over your questions submitted from Instagram

Some of the topics covered include:

- Westside and The Future

- Training and Programming

- Louie and Westside

00:00 Intro
01:30 Warm Ups
03:35 Speed Bench without bands or chains
06:55 Programming Jumps
10:05 Who's in Charge?
11:28 Louie's way of teaching
17:21 Originally, where was Westside Barbell?
23:22 If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
24:29 What wearing a Westside t-shirt mean to Louie
25:59 Louie and the Podcast, his own universe and his fame
30:09 Train Twice a Day?
32:21 Beginners and building Strength
34:29  Wheelbarrows
35:37 Parting thoughts/outro

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Bob Coe and Jeff "Gritter" Adams ran the Night Crew at Westside for many years. Coe initially came to Westside in 1979, alongside Matt Dimmel while Gritter started in 1994. after being invited to train there by Louie. Their development of Night Crew and the resulting achievements became an integral part to the legacy of Westside Barbell and Louie's training methodologies. 

Topics Covered include:

- The history and culture of the Night Crew

- Training Dave Hoff

- Chuck's brief stint in the Night Crew

00:00 intro
00:35 Coe & Gritters beginnings at Westside
07:30 Louie & The First Arnold, Coe's Olympia Stories
10:00 Westside Competing at the Arnold's, Anthony Clarke
11:27 The Night Crew
16:28 Eskill and The Night Crew
19:46 What stood out with the Night Crew
22:00 Achievements of the Night Crew
27:11 Coe, a benchshirt, and a 100 scratches
31:20 Feats of Strength in the Gym, injury rates, training with bands for the first time
34:54 Louie's training experiments,
39:30 Why People Stayed, bar fights, meeting Matt Dimmel, early Westside days
42:16 Ohio Strong, Black's Strength World
44:48 Matt Dimmel
48:30 Louie's Gyms, The Board
54:00 Coe as a Handler, hand outs, Training with Dave off
1:00:00 Never Dump The Bar
1:03:00 Hoff - 3005
1:04:00 Chuck
1:09:20 The Westside Method
1:13:00 The Newark Crew
1:17:55 Louie and The Crew, The Hoffs
1:21:30 Jerry O, Tony Ramos, back to Hoff
1:26:00 Parting Thoughts on Louie
1:29:23 Outro    

 

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Jim Seitzer has an elite total of 1824.3 and is a former Mr. USA. Jim was a founding member of Westside Barbell, training under Louie back in the Basement Days through various inceptions of Westside. He is also the Founder of Bandbell (https://www.bandbell.com/), a company that specializes in O.K.E. training equipment such as the Earthquake and Rhinoflex series of bars

 

Topics covered include:

 

- Meeting Louie Simmons

- The Original Crew and training in the 70's

- Jim's bodybuilding career and the importance power-building played

 

00:10 - Intro

00:30 - Starting as gymnast/Discovering weight training

04:40 - Meeting Louie Simmons/The Original Crew

11:15 - Louie's Early training and developing his system

17:40 - Developing the Reverse Hyper

23:45 - When Louie broke his back

25:40 - The Board/Louie's Coaching/Crew Mentality

32:00 - Generations of Westside/Louie at Westside

39:57 - Louie's Favorite Hobby/Training with Louie

46:00 - Ohio Strong

49:00 - Jim's Bodybuilding Career/Powerlifting Career

58:00 - Louie Stories

01:08:00 - Jim on Louie

01:10:30 - Outro

 

 

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