“Tomorrow, I have no idea what I’ll be doing (in the gym),” Louie Simmons says during this special lecture.
He’s talking about the conjugate system, which has athletes constantly changing the exercises they do to prevent accommodation and overtraining. The conjugate system is one of the cornerstones of Westside Barbell training, and Simmons has used it to produce a host of top powerlifters who are constantly getting stronger and breaking records.
In Part 1 of this five-part series, Simmons introduces the conjugate system and talks about max-effort and dynamic-effort days, speed-strength, and pendulum waves, as well as changing intensity with various pieces of equipment.
Of course, Louie does it all in his inimitable style developed over a lifetime under a bar loaded with big iron.
Additional reading: Unleash Your Power by Mike Warkentin, published Jan. 20, 2010.