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Strength and Conditioning based education aimed at coaches, athletes, and fitness enthusiast. Hosted by Tom Barry with Strength Guru Louie Simmons.

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Strength and Conditioning based education aimed at coaches, athletes, and fitness enthusiast. Hosted by Tom Barry with Strength Guru Louie Simmons.

    Q’n’A with Laura Phelps - WSBB#59

    Q’n’A with Laura Phelps - WSBB#59

    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.

    https://www.queenbeepower.com/

    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint - Jason Coker - WSBB #58

    It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint - Jason Coker - WSBB #58

    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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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Newark Boys - Josh Gutridge & Joe Bayless - WSBB #57

    The Newark Boys - Josh Gutridge & Joe Bayless - WSBB #57

    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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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Westside Barbell Podcast #56 - Bill Whittaker & Jim Seitzer

    Westside Barbell Podcast #56 - Bill Whittaker & Jim Seitzer

    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.

    Checkout Bandbell Here.

    https://www.bandbell.com

    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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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Westside Barbell Podcast #55 - Combat Sports Q’n’A

    Westside Barbell Podcast #55 - Combat Sports Q’n’A

    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

     

    Follow Loper:

    https://www.instagram.com/jeremyloper
    https://twitter.com/jeremyloper
    https://www.tiktok.com/@realjeremyloper

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    • 29 min
    Westside Barbell Podcast #54 - Laura Phelps & Tony Ramos

    Westside Barbell Podcast #54 - Laura Phelps & Tony Ramos

    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.

    Follow Laura:

    https://www.instagram.com/queenbeepower/

    https://www.queenbeepower.com/

     

    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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    Podcast: https://westsidebarbell.podbean.com/​
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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
304 Ratings

304 Ratings

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GOAT

One of the greatest strength coaches of all time. Hope to preserve these recordings and of course all his books so we don’t forget all the science and break throughs Louie both found and invented.

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Appreciate WSB and Louie

I’m truly thankful to have Coach Louie Simmons still around and putting out content. I look forward to hearing from him and get as excited as if I were receiving a monthly powerlifting publication. Thank you Westside!

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I was super excited when this new shop popped up today

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