theuofh wrote:from what small material I’ve seen by Louie Simmons or about him, he doesn’t seem like the type of guy to sell out to anything.
I’m just saying he’s got a bunch of patents on a bunch of equipment that isn’t marketed really well. For creating some of the strongest athletes in the world, powerlifting as a sport doesn’t bring in whole lot of money, with television or advertising or sponsorship by big money, mainstream companies. Its a little niche, and even poker gets more television coverage.
How many powerlifters do you know that get paid enough to do nothing but lift and compete?
I think if he was in it for the money, maybe more attention and energy would have been devoted to some of those things. From all the material I’ve seen is that he pretty much lifts and coaches and if he was interested in being a millionaire, I may have gotten a different impression.
I’m not biting his nuts or anything, but it seems he does what he likes and as long as he is supporting himself and his gym, than everything is alright. I don’t know the guy but thats the impression I’ve developed.
I also don’t see why making some money coaching is selling out, no matter who the audience is.
You just don’t know too much about Louie, that’s all. His articles are a vehicle for marketing his equipment and video line. Not that he’s sold out, but the man makes roughly 400 times what anyone else in powerlifting makes in a given year.
He also had an infomercial for the reverse hyper, called it the CorEvolution. Wore a sweater and got all cornball in the commercial too, haha.[/quote]
I’m gonna need a link to this CorEvolution infomercial. ASAP