Monday, January 23, 2012
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, http://westside-barbell.com/