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

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

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Functional Range Conditioning - DR. ANDREO A. SPINA & John Quint - WSBB #62

11/28/2022
Dr. Andreo A.Spina holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University. He later graduated with summa cum laude and clinic honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He then completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship in Sports Sciences. He is the creator of the Functional Range Release (FR)® soft tissue management system, the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)® mobility development system, and the Kinstretch™ method of movement...

Duration:01:33:06

Return Of The Newark Boys - Josh Gutridge, Joe Bayless, Tim Harold & Zach Cole - WSBB#61

10/25/2022
On today's episode of the podcast we catch up with the Newark Boys. All highly accomplished lifters and loyal members of Westside. They discuss going to Westside, training with Louie and the crew, competing and much more. 00:00 - INTRO 00:24 - STARTING AT WESTSIDE 18:02 - NEWARK AT WESTSIDE 27:03 - COE, GRITTER & THE NIGHT CREW 38:32 - PROUD MOMENTS 39:52 - LOU & WESTSIDE STORIES 48:59 - CONCLUDING REMARKS 52:58 - OUTRO Merch: https://www.westside-barbell.com/collections/apparel Website:...

Duration:00:53:16

Always Analyze, Never Criticize - Gary Sanger - WSBB#60

10/7/2022
Gary Sanger is an integral member of Westside History and began training under Louie back at the Garage of 590 Larcomb in the late 70's. He's a highly accomplished powerlifter and has made many great achievements in his tenure in the sport. Gary helped Louie lay the foundations of the Conjugate System, both constantly analysing their training and results that came with it. 00:00 Intro 00:23 Gary's start at Westside 09:54 The Culture at Westside 11:03 Louie and Gary Analyzing and...

Duration:01:17:41

Q’n’A with Laura Phelps - WSBB#59

9/23/2022
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

Duration:01:17:09

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

9/16/2022
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...

Duration:01:19:31

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

9/9/2022
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...

Westside Barbell Podcast #56 - Bill Whittaker & Jim Seitzer

9/2/2022
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?...

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

8/26/2022
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...

Duration:00:29:17

Westside Barbell Podcast #54 - Laura Phelps & Tony Ramos

8/12/2022
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...

Duration:01:26:51

Westside Barbell Podcast #53 - Chuck, Markus, Dom and Tom

7/22/2022
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...

Duration:01:18:19

Westside Barbell Podcast #52 Q&A with Tom and Loper

7/8/2022
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...

Duration:00:36:26

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

6/24/2022
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...

Duration:01:30:29

Westside Barbell Podcast #50 - Jim Seizter, The First Member

6/10/2022
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...

Duration:01:10:18

Westside Barbell Podcast #49 - The Deadlift

3/1/2022
Louie and Tom answer your questions on the deadlift in this episode. Regarded as the king of all lifts, the deadlift is an essential exercise. Topics Covered include: -Speed Work -Essential Muscle Groups -Common Weaknesses Deadlifting 00:00 Intro 00:09 LOUIE WANTS YOU 01:10 Podcast Start 01:22 The Importance of developing the back, glutes and hamstrings 04:50 What Louie Learned about the Deadlift at Westside 06:45 The Importance of the Stomach 07:23 Most Common Weakness in the Deadlift...

Duration:00:56:49

Westside Barbell Podcast #48 - Jud Logan, Box Jumps and Explosive Power

2/3/2022
Jud Logan (July 19, 1959 – January 3, 2022) was a hammer thrower, highly decorated athlete and a 4 time Olympian. He competed in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and the 2000 Olympic Games. In 1987 he won gold in the Pan American Games. In the 1980's, as his strength began to stagnate, his East German friends advised him to push his box jumps. As his improved his box jumps, his throws began increasing. Box jumps are still a staple in Westside training to this day. Louie and Tom discuss Jud's time at...

Duration:00:36:30

Westside Barbell Podcast #47 - Olympic Weightlifting

11/24/2021
Louie and Tom discuss the USA weightlifting team's performance at the 2020 Olympics. Louie outlines the challenges facing American weightlifting and what needs to change in regards to the training and development of athletes in order to overcome these obstacles. Some of the topics discussed are: TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Intro 00:12 Start 00:24 Future of USA Weightlifting 03:55 What makes China so strong? 07:00 Louie's experience with Olympic Weightlifting 08:10 Best Olympic Lifter 09:00 What...

Duration:00:34:04

Westside Barbell Podcast #46 - The Origins of The Conjugate Method and Westside Barbell

10/18/2021
In this podcast, Louie Simmons and Tom Barry discuss the original Westside Barbell from Culver city, where you got the conjugate method from, and modern-day Westside barbell. Some of the topics discussed are: _____ For more exclusive interviews, video tutorials, webinars, master class with Louie Simmons, never seen before footage, and much more, visit Westside Barbell’s official education system at www.conjugateclub.com _____ Louie Simmons is widely regarded as the 'Strength Coaches',...

Duration:01:00:16

Westside Barbell Podcast #45 - Louie Simmons and John Quint - NFL Injuries

10/24/2020
In this episode, John Quint joins Louie Simmons and Tom Barry to discuss the injury rate in the NFL. Within the first week of 2019, the NFL lost about half a billion dollars for starters not playing. Some of the topics discussed are: _____ For more exclusive interviews, video tutorials, webinars, master class with Louie Simmons, never seen before footage, and much more, visit Westside Barbell’s official education system at www.conjugateclub.com _____ Louie Simmons is widely regarded as...

Duration:01:12:03

Westside Barbell Podcast #44 - Fundamentals Q&A with Coach Josh Bush

7/24/2020
In today's podcast, Louie Simmons is joined by Coach Josh Bush who is the base Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Fort Knox for Reef Systems. This is a phone in question and answers based podcast, so advanced apologies for any patches of inconsistent volume. Stay Strong! Westside Barbell

Duration:00:39:33

Westside Barbell Podcast #43 - Behind These Walls

3/31/2020
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...

Duration:00:57:59