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Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell Shares Tips For Success In CrossFit and Weightlifting – EPISODE 68

We traveled to Westside Barbell in Columbus Ohio, the mecca of powerlifting, to talk with Louie Simmons about getting strong for CrossFit and Weightlifting.

Intro & Westside Barbell (1:14) Ultimate Strength (1:40) Elite Weightlifters (4:55) Louie Coaching (7:04) Strength Advice, Building The Base (8:55) Speed Day, Conjugate Programming (13:01) Matt Brown, MMA Training (14:30) Progenex Commercial (17:28) Technique WOD (18:00) Westside Method (23:08) Isometric Pulls, Number of Exercises (25:33) Percentages, Delayed Transformation (28:42) Band & Chains, Plyometrics (31:45) Reserve Strength: Squat & Cleans (33:50) Westside Programming Phases (36:06) Good Mornings (38:37) Bands For Lifting (40:42) Web, Progressing In Weaknesses (44:55) Crossfit, Absolute Fitness (47:55) Louie’s Programming (50:46)


Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?

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