June 24, 2022

Westside Barbell Podcast #51 - Coe & Gritter, The Night Crew

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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