In this podcast, Louie Simmons shares 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
In this episode, Louie Simmons sits down with Westside's newest member Jeremy Smith to talk all things training.
Jeremy is a dwarf powerlifter from West Grove Pennsylvania and is breaking perceptions and world records to show the world that with hard work and dedication you can overcome anything with the right mindset.
More Info on Jeremy
Peter Bremner is the number one deadlifter in Ireland and the newest recruit to join Westside Barbell. In this podcast, Louie sits down with Peter to find out about his training and his thoughts on training at Westside.
This podcast is sponsored by the Conjugate Club.
For more information, please go to www.conjugatemethod.com
In this episode, Louie sits down and talks training with Nick Showtime of Showtime Strength. They go in-depth on strength training for Softball and go over common coaching mistakes made when in the weight room working with athletes.
Hope you enjoy,
Brought to you by conjugateclub.com
In this episode, Tom Barry talks with UFC fighter Matt Brown to discuss the athletes perspective on a good strength and conditioning system and coach. To watch the full video of this interview head over to conjugateclub.com and become a member today.
Hope you enjoy,
Louie sits down with world known powerlifter Dan Green.
Dan’s best meet total in the 242’s is 2210lb, and best pulls in the gym are an 881lb sumo and a 900lb conventional. In this episode, they discuss the difference (if any) when it comes to bodybuilding vs. powerlifting in terms of volume for strength maintenance.
Additionally, they go into depth when it comes to deadlift philosophy, rep ranges, and cues.
We hope you enjoy!
In this episode brought to you by the conjugateclub.com, Louie Simmons sits down with Westside's resident World Record holder Dave Hoff to discuss his powerlifting career, his journey through Westside Barbell, how he trains with some bench press tips, and lots, lots more.
To see the video of this interview make sure to sign up to our member's site www.conjugateclub.com.
We hope you enjoy it,
In this months podcast, John Ashley Jones joins us for a discussion on his journey through strength and conditioning. Ashley is a HIGHLY respected strength coach and has an endless wealth of knowledge to share especially when it comes to a common sense approach in training elite athletes.
To give you an idea of the caliber of organizations Ashley has worked with take a read below;
- Head of Physical Preparation; Samoa Rugby Union (2018) 2019 RWC Qualified
- Consultant Strength and Conditioning Coach; Stade Français Paris (Pre-Season) (2017)
- Head of Strength and Conditioning; Edinburgh Rugby / Scottish Rugby Union (2014 – 2017) Challenge Cup Finalist
- Strength and Conditioning Coach; Scottish Rugby Union (2015 – 2016) Triple Quarter Finalist 2015 RWC
- Head of Strength and Conditioning; Panasonic (Japan Top League) (2013 – 2014) Triple Crown Winners
- Head of Strength and Conditioning; Wallabies (Australian Rugby Union) (2012)
- Strength and Conditioning Coach; New Zealand All Blacks (2005 – 2007)
- Head of Strength and Conditioning; Crusaders, New Zealand (Super Rugby)
We had a blast before, during and after this podcast talks shop with Ashley and I urge you to reach out and pick this mans brain!
Hope you enjoy,
This episode is sponsored by the www.conjugateclub.com
Louie briefly talks about Westside Barbells submaximal effort that helped developed 10 athletes to have raw benched over 600lbs.
Hope You Enjoy,