Westside Barbell Podcast #49 - The Deadlift

Louie and Tom answer your questions on the deadlift in this episode. Regarded as the king of all lifts, the deadlift is an essential exercise. Topics Covered include:

-Speed Work

-Essential Muscle Groups

-Common Weaknesses Deadlifting

00:00 Intro


01:10 Podcast Start

01:22 The Importance of developing the back, glutes and hamstrings

04:50 What Louie Learned about the Deadlift at Westside

06:45 The Importance of the Stomach

07:23 Most Common Weakness in the Deadlift

08:50 How Louie rates the Deadlift

09:20 Incorporating Speed Work

11:25 The Effect of Speed Work

16:18 The Good Morning

20:35 Andy Bolton, Yuri Belken

22:36 Chair Deadlift

24:03 When should you switch Exercise

27:05 Adding Bands

29:16 Deficit Deadlifts

32:19 Louie's Coaching Blueprint

34:50 Deadlift Grip

36:30 Barbell Rows

38:20 Snatch Grip Deadlift

39:02 Strongman Implements

41:54 Louie's Concluding Comments on the Deadlift

50:16 You Gotta Learn

56:08 Outro


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Louie Simmons is widely regarded as the 'Strength Coaches, Strength Coach' and is the founder of the world-renowned gym called Westside Barbell in Columbus, Ohio.

Westside Barbell is an invitation-only training laboratory where only the strongest of mind and body survive. Our goal is simple: “To become the best and push every boundary known to man in doing so.”

This gym has produced more world records in powerlifting than any other in the World, and Louie has been regarded as one of the main reasons that the conjugate style of training has been popularized in today's training methods.

Outside of powerlifting, Louie is a strength consultant for many NFL, NBA, MBA teams, along with having trained gold medal sprinters, pro boxers, UFC fighters, and many more athletes out of his gym via the conjugate method of strength training.


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