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Benching With Louie: Part 2

By Louie Simmons

In Powerlifting, Videos

June 20, 2010

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Louie Simmons can make you strong, but how he does it can be a bit of a mystery. Louie, however, doesn’t keep any secrets and shares his techniques with the CrossFit community at Powerlifting Certs.

One of the most integral parts to understanding the Westside Barbell method is to know that velocity is critical. While Simmons and crew work towards new PRs by lifting max weights on some days, they also use… Continue Reading

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Chatting With Eleiko

By Sevan Matossian

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Eleiko has over 50 years of experience in the business of creating high-quality bars and plates for some of the world’s strongest athletes. In fact, over 900 world records have been set with Eleiko equipment. Eleiko was also the company that introduced the rotating sleeve, which represented a great leap forward in weightlifting equipment.

World traveler Sevan Matossian was recently in Sweden to cover the Europe Regional hosted at the Eleiko Center… Continue Reading

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Benching With Louie: Part 1

By Louie Simmons

In Powerlifting, Videos

June 04, 2010

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Louie Simmons can make you strong, but how he does it can be a bit of a mystery to some. Louie, however, doesn’t keep any secrets and shares his techniques with the CrossFit community at Powerlifting Certs.

One of the most integral parts of understanding the Westside Barbell method is knowing that velocity is critical. While Simmons and crew work toward new PRs by lifting max weights on some days, they… Continue Reading

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Setting Up Box Squats

By Jesse Ward

In Powerlifting, Videos

May 02, 2010

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Jesse Ward of Lynnwood CrossFit is a former powerlifter who was at the first CrossFit cert at Westside Barbell. Ward has been playing with bands, squats and monolifts longer than many CrossFitters and offers up a few tips for anyone looking to try the techniques perfected by Louie Simmons.

With an athlete under the bar, Ward explains the finer points of bar placement, stance, depth, shin angles and the… Continue Reading

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HQ Trainer Box-Squat Session

By Louie Simmons

In Powerlifting, Videos

April 13, 2010

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HQ trainers Adrian (Boz) Bozman and Jesse Ward were at the first CrossFit Powerlifting Cert at Westside Barbell late in 2009, while HQ trainer and 2008 CrossFit Games Champion Jason Khalipa was at the second. In this video shot at the recent Trainer Summit, the three reunite with legendary lifter and coach Louie Simmons for some explosive box squats.

Simmons explains that once you hit the box, you want to… Continue Reading

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A Violent Agreement Part 2

By Greg Glassman, Louie Simmons and Dr. Nicholas Romanov

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East meets West once again in Part 2 of this discussion moderated by Greg Glassman as Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov and Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell discuss the finer points of training.

Romanov is a Russian, while Simmons has long been using Russian research, so the two are speaking the same language even though one is looking to produce top runners and the other is working to train powerlifters to squat over 1,000 lb.

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A Violent Agreement: Part 1

By Greg Glassman, Louie Simmons and Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Powerlifting, Running, Videos

March 22, 2010

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CrossFit is about bringing the best aspects of fitness together to create elite athletic performance, and this clip filmed at the recent CrossFit Certification Trainers Summit is an impressive representation of that mission.

Flanked by legendary powerlifting coach Louie Simmons and Pose Method inventor Dr. Nicholas Romanov, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman facilitates a discussion on running by three giants of the fitness world.

“We’re on the cusp of a violent… Continue Reading

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Therapy—Westside Style

By Louie Simmons

In Powerlifting, Videos

March 07, 2010

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Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell broke his back twice, and while he was recovering from the first incident in ’73, he invented the reverse hyper.

According to Simmons, the patented machine builds strength and range of motion at the same time, and he believes it has restorative qualities that will do wonders for back problems. The reverse hyper creates traction, opens up the discs and rotates the sacrum, and athletes such as… Continue Reading

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