“A pyramid is only as tall as it’s base, mathematically,” Louie Simmons says in answering a question about the age-appropriateness of the conjugate system.
Simmons explains that he often starts working with athletes in their teens, and he’ll give them a steady diet of box jumps, sled dragging for general physical preparedness, and lifting technique, all with the goal of eliminating weaknesses and preparing athletes for dominance as they mature.
“You’ve got to bring the base up as a youngster,” Simmons says.
Simmons answers more questions and along the way explains why so many athletes overtrain and make the mistake of getting bigger instead of stronger and faster.
Additional video: Roundtable in Tahoe: Ideal Body Weight, originally aired Dec. 3, 2010.