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Strength

Louie Simmons: 50 years of lifting

Louie Simmons is the owner of Westside Barbell, arguably the most famous powerlifting gym in the world. He has competed for more than 50 years, achieving elite status in five different weight classes. He is based in Columbus, Ohio. What’s the first thing you do when you start working with a new client? The first thing I do when someone comes to see me at Westside Barbell for the first time is look for their weak spot. They’ve all got one, and if I don’t fix their weakness I’ll never maximise their strength. The most common weaknesses are hamstrings, glutes…

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Build the strength success habit

Brooks Kubik is a strength coach and author of several influential training guides including Dinosaur Training: Lost Secrets of Strength and Development and The Lost Art of Dumbbell Training. He is a five-time US national bench press champion and has set more than a dozen American, National and World bench press records. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky. If you do something – even if it is hard – if you just do it, you get better at it. And as you continue to do it, and work hard at it, you get better and better. If you learn that as…

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Throw for power

Incorporating throws in your training is an easy and effective way of increasing your explosive power, says Jack Lovett Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. If you want to build explosive power then throws are an essential part of your training regime, says IronLife expert Jack Lovett. The type of throw Lovett recommends in the video requires you to go into triple extension and will have a huge carry over onto the sports field, as well as benefiting gym lifts that require speed and hip…

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