Louie's Words Of Wisdom

Absolute Strength Controls All Strength Gains
Mar 01

Absolute Strength Controls All Strength Gains

Posted by Louie Simmons on

Absolute strength controls all strength gains. Analysis of Hill’s equation shows that speed of movement is dependent on absolute muscular strength: v = Ft/m. This can be found in Fundamentals of Special Strength- Training in Sport (Verkhoshansky, 1986). Thomas Kurz, in Science of Sports Training, reported many ways to become more explosive, but the simplest is to increase absolute strength. #strength101 #westsidebarbell #strengthcoach #strengthandconditioning #louiesimmons #fitness #personaltrainer

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Self Respect
Mar 01

Self Respect

Posted by Louie Simmons on

This statement holds true everyday for every person because If you don't respect yourself and your actions, how the hell can anybody or any athlete respect you! #conjugatestrong #conjugatenation#conjugatemethod #westsidebarbell#louiesimmons #wordstoliveby#leadbyexample #respect #training#strength #fitness

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Don't Be Afraid to Fail
Mar 01

Don't Be Afraid to Fail

Posted by Louie Simmons on

-I broke my back twice-I have tore off both biceps-I ripped off my patella tendon-I have been emergency trachea'd twice -Emergency chest tubed once-I've been clinically dead once-I've broke both hands and all my fingers-I've broke my foot twice-I've tore holes in my abdomen wall-Nearly all my disks in my neck are fused and/or pressing in on the spinal cord-My hands and arms are nearly always numb-I can't sleep for more than an hour straight at any given time-Trust me when I say, The List Goes On.I've trained the Wrong Way for years and my body has paid the price...

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Dont Rush
Mar 01

Dont Rush

Posted by Louie Simmons on

Don't Rush. Strength is earned by hard work and sweat equity so it will take a minute before you will become as strong as you can. So embrace the journey, move forward and never, ever, quit. Remember those that you idolize and follow walked a similar path at the beginning.

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Always Have A Plan
Mar 01

Always Have A Plan

Posted by Louie Simmons on

Always have a Plan A, Plan B and a Plan C. In the world of professional sports and sports in general "shit happens". This is when you see the true athletes rise to the top.   They will go above and beyond to fix or find a way around the obstacle that faces them. In my opinion the ones who have planned ahead usually get back faster and more optimal than those who don't! And then the better ones learn from their mistakes!

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Leave your problems outside
Mar 01

Leave your problems outside

Posted by Louie Simmons on

"Louie Simmons never entered Westside Barbell. As soon as I entered the gym Louie's life, work, and problems stayed outside like they should. I went into another dimension. I became a different person." As soon as I put my belt or briefs on its like lacing up some boxing gloves to go fight. My opponent was always the weight and I was always in competition with myself. I never quit, I never turned away from a challenge and I was never afraid to make a fool of myself trying to do what I had never done.I URGE all of you who...

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