Talk to any strength coach or trainer, and in some way, they have been influenced by Louie Simmons. Here are 7 ways he influenced me.
Here’s an excellent example of how to place extra workouts in a weekly off-season football training schedule along with what an extra workout accomplishes (or should).
Do yourself a favor and focus on technique; don’t get too wrapped up in band tension, percents, etc. Get your technique down and worry about the other things later.
There are a ton of questions on how to work up to a 1RM on max effort day. While many lifters don’t use percentages, it certainly makes it easier on coaches and novices on how to pick attempts. Since many people who are new to doing these movements are not familiar with their maxes, use the following to help guide you.
It seems that everyone wants to start racing a Ferrari before they learn how to put the key in the ignition.
Sixteen questions covering the basics (and often neglected) beginning with bench press templates to dimel deadlifts.
What did your training look like before you began this training? Give us a sample week/template that would be fairly typical of what you did.
To close his presentation, Wendler discusses exercise selection, indicators of athlete readiness, and the importance of knowing the trapdoors of your training program.
In the previous videos, Wendler discussed his general mindset and approach to strength and conditioning for a high school football team. In this segment, he goes into detail about how he has designed the training sessions.
When Jim took over the training, the team had no identity and had no idea what they were going to be as they entered the 2017 season. What they became was the strongest team on the field every night they played.
The starting point with youth athletes today is drastically different than it was 30 years ago. This means the training plan needs to be different too.
My key indicators (as well as yours) take time to know and develop. They also will change over time, so always be on the lookout and always monitor your training.
So why do you want to build a strong, thick upper back? Isn’t the bench all pecs, shoulders, and triceps?
If I can teach a kid to squat correctly, I can teach him anything.
A big yoke equals instant respect. No one wants to screw with a guy that has a big neck and a thick yoke.
If you go to the Arnold every year just because of tradition – we can provide you some entertainment. If this is going to be your first time, this will prepare you for what you will see.
You want your athletes to get stronger but not in a smokescreen fashion. You have to be strategic about how and when to attempt PRs.
The first step to having a good program is following a training outline that balances every need of the athlete.
In this video, the second part of his presentation, Jim goes into detail about both the mental and physical aspects of training kids.
This video is Jim’s full 20-minute introduction to his UGSS presentation.
I don’t know how many questions we’ve gotten about how to train certain weak points. Of course, almost every question is in regard to a weak muscle group or a certain portion of a lift.
The role and reputation of the DE bench press has received nothing but a bad rap. I have to admit that I am partly to blame.
When two, fat bloated powerlifters travel the country to do seminars, you’re going to have a few interesting stories to tell.
Move that Ford Escort to the driveway, toss that box of old high school trophies in the trash; it’s time to get serious.
If you want to lose fat and do so by diet and increasing your conditioning, is it no wonder you got weaker?
You’ve read the book, you know the program. Here’s how to perfect it.
The training program explained here is one based on the principles of Westside.
Did you hear the one about the guy that gets 200lbs out of his bench shirt?
One of the best parts of working for EliteFTS (besides the diet advice from Dave) is helping people create their own home gyms.
With Jim Wendler, Mark McLaughlin, Bob Youngs, Alwyn Cosgrove, Tom Deebel, Jason Ferruggia, Julia Ladewski, Dave Tate, and Mike Hope.
Recently, I was able to observe a high school football team lifting. While the coaches sat in the corner and talked, the athletes proceeded to do their version of a power clean.
I’ve been asked approximately a thousand times about what kind of music is good for training and what I would recommend.
I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Paul Childress recently and talk about how he sets up his squat cycles before a meet.
If you can’t do chins, you are either hurt, fat or weak.
Just like any lift, if you want it to increase you have to make it a priority in your training.
Let me preempt this before I get the hate mail – I do not consider myself a bad ass.
That’s just f*%&ing retarded since I’m uglier now than I’ve ever been.
Valentine’s Day is easily the most stressful holiday for people with penises.
Alcohol: This is a slippery slope, so you’d better know your limits and your reactions.
In the summer of 2005, I was burned out from competitive powerlifting. I was tired of bench shirts, box squats, bands and being fat.
It’s the perfect conditioning device for anyone looking to cut the B.S., start training like a man again and not waste time.
As I sit here at my computer, I am battling a certain EliteFTS employee on his desire to become a Metro-sexual. Yes, the current trend of being an androgynous male has invaded the holy ground of the Compound and it is my job, nay my civic and Holy duty, to prevent this at all costs.