Editors Note: this article is the opinion of Louie Simmons, not necessarily that of this web site. It is reproduced for educational purposes only. It should be pointed out that Louie Simmons has trained more champions than just about any coach on the face of the planet. He is considered one of the leading authorities on strength training in the world. Carefully read this article. Print it out and present it to your health care provider, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Never undertake an exercise program without consulting a health care provider first.
I hear all the time that Westside training is for the advanced and that only top 10 lifters can do the training that is required at Westside. It is true that our training is advanced, but it is also great for beginners. Why start out wrong, or start with a program that will yield only small results? Read the rest of this entry »