Monday, January 23, 2012

Louie Simmons

Louie Simmons is an innovator in the field of athletic training. In my opinion his greatest contributions to the field are his theories on rehabilitation of injuries. I have personally used his theories on shoulder rehabilitation to great benefit. One of the most effective exercises which Louie has pioneered for rehabing shoulders is the use of a semi rigid bar (typically bamboo) while bench pressing. This involves attaching weighted kettle bells to the end of the bar with elastic bands. The swinging of the kettle bells creates a "chaotic" movement. "This chaotic movement makes it an excellent prehab/rehab exercise for the shoulders (Bell, "Q&A with Westside Barbell's Louie Simmons)".

Due to the fact that Louie Simmons is considered the go to source for information on athletic training I got a lot of my information directly from his website,

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