GENERAL MANAGER (LOUIE'S RIGHT-HAND MAN)
Tom Barry was born and bred in Kilkenny, Ireland, where he obtained his degree in Exercise and Health Studies from Waterford Institute of Technology. Over eight years ago, Tom had the opportunity to study under Louie.
A two-month internship turned into a full-time position at Westside Barbell HQ, where he has now acquired the esteemed position of General Manager for Louie's business.
Tom is still heavily immersed in his mentorship under Louie Simmons. He takes an active role in coaching athletes that train at Westside Barbell in addition to aiding Louie with his athletes and their training.
In addition to his position and work within Westside, Tom is a highly successful consultant for various businesses, professional athletes, and coaches.
Time Stamps Below:
0:40 The Importance of Training Tendons
3:50 Diversity in your Training
5:20 Start with Training the Joints. Get the weakest links before they are weak.
9:05 Evaluating the athlete first
10:20 Are you doing better in the gym or on the mat?
12:00 Self Evaluation. Training Youth.
13:00 HS is most important Age to Train and Teach an Athlete
18:00 Lower Back has to be Healthy. Hip Joints are key to lower back.
19:05 What to do with tight hips.
23:30 Bands and Sleds
25:00 Injury Rates go up during exams in college.
27:00 Handle more than twice your body weight.
30:00 Squatting with Bands.
31:00 Band work. 100 Reps Minimum.
34:00 Train simple and affective.
36:20 Do sled workouts. Ultimate wrestling work out is sleds.
39:00 Speed day work.
42:20 Train broad and than narrow.
44:20 Know the rest period between sets.
45:15 Creating Athletes not power lifters. Doing box squats right.
46:15 Everyone has a purpose in a group.
48:00 Be in an optimal range.
51:00 Zercher Squats. Power Racks. Reverse Hypers.
56:00 Belt Squats.
59:00 You can make anything work with anything you have.
1:00:00 Plyometric Training
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