This is a digital eBook-only version of Westside Barbell’s Strength Manual for Running, written by Louie Simmons in 2017.
Along with being one of the most accomplished powerlifters of all time, Simmons (1947-2022) was perhaps even better known for his vast knowledge and innovative, scientific approach to strength training. In this particular manual, Louie explores the importance of going beyond technique and emphasizing strength and power as a direct means for helping runners improve their performance, recover faster, and avoid injuries.
With detailed training tips, analysis, and illustrations, the Strength Manual for Running can help any dedicated coach, trainer, or athlete unlock new avenues toward reaching their goals. Focuses include: periodization, jumping and sled training, the conjugate sequence system, static dynamic development, special weight training for long distance, and much more.
Louie Simmons served as a strength consultant for several NFL teams and was the inventor of the Reverse Hyperextension Machine. His highly exclusive gym, Westside Barbell in Columbus, OH, has more than 100 World Records to its name.