Elite lifters drive for hours each day to train at Louie Simmons' Westside Barbell—or, when they get tired of doing that, simply uproot their lives entirely and relocate to Columbus. The rest of us just read Westside programs like fine literature, and relish any glimpse into the inner workings of the world's strongest gym.
Vice Sports has just released a solid addition to the canon with their 10-minute documentary "Inside Westside Barbell, Powerlifting's Most Exclusive and Controversial Gym." It's drug-fixated to a slightly eye-rolling degree, but also packed with fascinating profiles of lifters—and of course, all those Westside machines and specialty bars we wish were in our own gyms, dammit.
Want more Westside? Check out our articles "The Westside Method: Get Legit Strong and Jacked as Hell," and "10 Laws of Strength from Louie Simmons."