View Full Version : Q & A with Westside Barbells’ Louie Simmons

Joe Black
07-15-2009, 06:52 AM
Q & A with Westside Barbells’ Louie Simmons (http://www.wannabebig.com/training/powerlifting-and-functional-strength-for-athletics/q-a-with-westside-barbells-louie-simmons/) by Travis Bell.

We were lucky enough to have Louie Simmons, owner of Westside Barbell and a living strength training legend answer some questions from our members!

In this Q and A, Louie covers the “Old School” percent based training programs, how to train athletes compared to full meet powerlifters, preventing injury and improving the health of shoulders, strongman training and how to approach rehab for a herniated disk.

Read on, you’re in for a treat!


Thanks to Travis for pulling this together and also Louie for taking the time to answer the questions!

Let us know what you think and whether you would like more of this type of thing in the future!

07-15-2009, 10:41 AM
Excellent article. I'm going to look into the bandable barbell presses.

chris mason
07-16-2009, 10:24 PM
I bought one my last trip up there. My training partner who is a personal trainer uses it extensively with his clients. It is a GREAT prehab/rehab device for the shoulders.

07-19-2009, 08:44 AM
Great article! im looking forward to more.

08-30-2011, 09:58 AM
Such a great article. The football segment was my fav part.

08-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Good rehabbing info