In this podcast, Louie Simmons shares the real history of Westside Barbell and what impact the originalWestside Barbell Club in Culver City had on him. From training as a twelve-year-old in this basementall the way up to the current location of Westside Barbell. Find out why Westside Barbell hasbecome 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 thecollection 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.
Video Index:00:00:12 – The effect of the original Westside Barbell club in Culver City00:02:22 – What made you choose their methods?00:04:41 – First equipment and exercises after the army00:07:29 – First training partners00:08:56 – How people found Louie00:09:18 – The effects of having training partners00:11:35 – Equipment in the basement00:12:24 – Looking for an edge00:12:35 – The reverse hyper00:13:35 – Post-training assessment00:14:12 – Westside Barbell locations00:15:18 – World record holders00:16:35 – Westside women00:17:06 – The four greatest lifters00:17:52 – Asking questions00:18:40 – Why do you always answer every question now?00:20:41 – Garage stories00:22:20 – Hardcore attitude00:24:28 – No time to change00:26:03 – Don’t miss lifts00:26:49 – (John) Blacks Health Club00:28:01 – George Crawford00:29:33 – Psychology00:30:22 – The first generation of lifters00:31:32 – Team = Family00:33:29 – Woman of Westside Barbell00:33:52 – Demorest00:37:20 – Eskil Thomasson (Sweden)00:39:34 – Gym competitions00:41:02 – Dave Tate00:42:54 – The current Westside Barbell location00:43:28 – Meets & Records00:46:23 – Unbelievable stories00:50:48 – Matt Wenning00:51:57 – Best day and worst day00:55:31 – Can’t00:56:38 – Hilltop fights