Louie Simmons is a successful businessman who has built a fitness empire. He has been coaching bodybuilders and athletes for over 40 years.
He was born in 1946 in the state of Alabama. He had a difficult childhood and was raised by his grandmother because both of his parents were alcoholics.
Throughout his life, he has always pursued excellence and never let anything stop him from achieving it.
In the early 70s, he had an idea to create a gym for bodybuilders where they could train with weights more freely than in any other gym at that time.
He opened up the first powerlifting gym called Westside Barbell Club in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1983, he published an article called ‘The Louie Effect’ which became very popular among strength athletes.
Louie Simmons quotes
Check out these Louie Simmons quotes and get inspired;
“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.”