Westside Barbell Podcast #48 - Jud Logan, Box Jumps and Explosive Power

Jud Logan (July 19, 1959 – January 3, 2022) was a hammer thrower, highly decorated athlete and a 4 time Olympian. He competed in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and the 2000 Olympic Games. In 1987 he won gold in the Pan American Games. In the 1980's, as his strength began to stagnate, his East German friends advised him to push his box jumps. As his improved his box jumps, his throws began increasing. Box jumps are still a staple in Westside training to this day. Louie and Tom discuss Jud's time at Westside, the effectiveness of box jumps, the importance of explosive power and more in todays episode.


TIMESTAMPS - 00:00 - Intro 00:10 - Who is Jud Logan? 02:00 - Implementing Box Jumps 02:25 - What difference did box jumping make? 04:28 - How important is speed work in relation to max effort? 06:27 - Sled Pulls 09:37 - As true today as it was back then - Soviet Training Books, Science and practice of strength training 11:02 - Make the Athlete better than You 11:50 - Louie's Coaching Technique 16:25 - The Importance of GPP 18:12 - Box Jump's Carryover 19:27 - Sport Specific Training 21:20 - Athlete Overtraining 23:36 - Conjugate is Everything 25:42 - The Gym is the Answer 31:26 - Louie on Jud 32:53 - Louie's Goal


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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.