Louie Simmons Quotes on Strength and Life

These Louie Simmons Quotes will inspire you to work harder and raise your PRs.

Who is Louie Simmons?

Louie Simmons is one of the most famous strength coaches on the planet.

He is the founder of Westside Barbell, an invite only gym that holds 5 of the top 10 powerlifting totals of all time, the greatest squat and bench co-efficiently of all time and the strongest male and female powerlifter of all time.

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Louie Simmons “is one of only 5 lifters to total Elite in 5 different powerlifting weight classes. He has been a top 10 lifter for 30 years and for the last 37 years Louie Simmons has totaled Elite in various power-lifting organizations.

He is one of two lifters over 50 years of age to squat 920 pounds, bench 600 pounds and deadlift 722 pounds and total 2100 pounds, and was ranked 4th nationally in 2000 in the open.”

Louie Simmons Quotes

Get inspired by these insightful Louie Simmons Quotes.

“Normal people will accomplish normal things.”

“There are two types of people in this world, predators and prey.”

“Weak things break.”

“Don’t have $100 shoes and a 10 cents squat.”

“Did you ever notice that those who criticize the strong or the elite are usually weaker or less successful than those they pass judgement on, and those who are strong or elite in their respective sports rarely condemn those who are not as strong or as successful as they are.”

“Don’t be afraid to fail or look like a fool. These are necessary milestones on your way to the top.”

“A lifter must raise his mental and emotional limits, or he won’t raise his weights.”

“If you run with the lame you will develop a limp.”

“Big is not strong, strong is strong.”

“You need to be in a gym where people are about at your level, but where you’ve got guys who know more and can lift more than you.”

“That’s what this gym is…a journey into hell.”

“To win, you’ll have to put yourself through hell.”

“Run with the lame, develop a limp.”

“Just when your body has all the answers, you have to change the questions.”

“Coaches should try asking the athletes for his or her input. Their responses may be surprising.”

“Not being willing to try is the beginning of the end.”

What is Westside Barbell?

Westside Barbell was created by Louie Simmons. It 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.”

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What Records Does Westside Barbell Have?

“Louie’s training methodology is backed up by his athlete’s results. Currently his gym holds 5 of the top 10 powerlifting totals of all time, the greatest squat and bench co-efficiently of all time and the strongest male and female powerlifter of all time.

He has trained 36 men who have benched over 700 pounds, 10 over 800, and 2 over 900 pounds and one over 1000lbs.

In addition, Louie has 19 athletes who have squatted over 1000 pounds, 6 over 1100 and 2 over 1200.

He also has 23 athletes who deadlift over 800 pounds and 3 who deadlift over 900lbs. 15 members who have a total lifting record over 2500 pounds and 7 over 2600 pound total. Westside Barbell is the only gym in the world to have 2 over 2700 pound totals, plus 5 over 2800 pounds and 1 who has the biggest total of all time with 3005lbs.

He has also had an athlete produce a box jump of 63.5 inches which is still the current Westside Barbell gym record. All of these athletes train within Westside Barbell.

Who Else Does Louie Simmons Work With?

Louie has published over 300 training articles, authored 3 books and produced 10 highly respected training videos. Louie Simmons is also the inventor of the Reverse Hyper® machine, Inverse Curl machine, Hip/Quad machine, Static/Dynamic developer and the Virtual Force Swing.

He is and has been a strength consultant for the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, and numerous college football teams. Louie has worked closely with Kent Johnson, Johnny Parker and Buddy Morris and a host of other professional and top-level strength coaches.

Additionally, he has trained 2 Olympic gold medal sprinters, Butch Reynolds and Moe Robinson, both 400-meter sprinters.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavy Weight World Champion Kevin Randleman and Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown have and still train under the watchful eye of Mr. Simmons.

Top-flight rugby teams have and still ask for his advice and Louie has had past dealings with the New Zealand All-Blacks and currently his system of training is followed by the Melbourne Storm to name but one of a long list.”

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