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Learn how to perform the basic barbell lifts safely and efficiently with a Starting Strength Coach

The Barbell Clinic is 120-minute, 1 to 1 private session designed for you to receive in-depth instruction on the proper technique and performance of the basic barbell lifts that form the basis of an effective strength training program – the squat, press, deadlift and bench press.

During the session, we’ll cover everything you need you know – how to set up the appropriate rack height, how to warm up, how to perform the lifts in the most efficient manner, safety advice and how to organise these lifts in an effective training program that will get you strong. Basic nutritional advice to optimise recovery and achieve your goals will also be discussed in this session.

During the session, we’ll cover everything you need you know – how to set up the appropriate rack height, how to warm up, how to perform the lifts in the most efficient manner, safety advice and how to organise these lifts in an effective training program that will get you strong. Basic nutritional advice to optimise recovery and achieve your goals will also be discussed in this session.

Regardless if you’ve just started training and wish to learn the basics of barbell training, or are an experienced lifter looking to refine your technique, working with a Starting Strength Coach with years of experience will optimise your time in the gym. At the end of the session, you’ll walk away with a much deeper understanding of the barbell lifts and training, which will help you to avoid getting hurt and not commit common mistakes that hinders progress.

If you’d like to attend the Barbell Clinic with a partner, please click here.

For groups of 3 or more, please click here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What happens after I sign up?

Upon successful payment, you’ll receive an email to your registered email address, with a detailed questionnaire and available dates to schedule your Barbell Clinic. If you do not receive any email after 5 minutes, please check your spam/junk folder.

On the day of the session, your coach will welcome you upon arrival at your scheduled time, please be punctual and be ready to train at the start of your scheduled time slot.

What is included?

During the session, you’ll learn how to perform the basic barbell lifts in accordance with the Starting Strength methodology. The session will always start with the squat, followed by the press, deadlift, bench press and power clean (if applicable). While this is the order of the lifts that we recommend, we can switch the order on your request. Depending on the pace of the session, we may or may not be able to go through all lifts – we always make sure that you’re able to consistently perform a lift proficiently before moving on to the next lift.

Do you conduct Barbell Clinics for groups bigger than 2?

Yes, we do. Please contact us here to find out more.

What is the minimum age requirement?

We don’t have a hard limit on the minimum age – each individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you’re a minor, please ensure that your parent/guardian has given written legal consent before booking your Barbell Clinic. Minors without written legal consent from their parent/guardian will be turned away and no refunds will be given.

If there’s anything you’d like to clarify, please contact us here.

What do I need to wear/bring?

Please come in a 100% cotton T-shirt and stretchy shorts(that end above the knee)/pants/tights that don’t impede movement. We’ve already had a number of clients rip their shorts while squatting – don’t be the next one. Lifting shoes are highly recommended but if you don’t have them, please come in hard-soled shoes e.g. Converse. If you’ve already been training before joining us, do bring along all the gear that you usually use while training e.g belt, sleeves, wraps etc.

Please bring along a hand towel to wipe down the equipment after use.

I’d wish to try a session before deciding. Do you provide free trials?

We don’t offer any trials for the Barbell Clinic.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment of the Barbell Clinic is via the website by credit/debit card only.

Who can I contact if I have queries not answered here?

Feel free to contact us at +65 8786 8792 or here.

Bio

My interest in fitness started when I was around 19 years old. Being overweight for most of my growing up years, I decided to do something about it. After months of not being able to achieve the desired results, I began poring through books and articles about training and nutrition. The more I read, the more interested I became in this field, and got better results when the the newly discovered knowledge was applied. After 1 year of persistence and hard work, I lost 24kg and felt fantastic. The sense of achievement motivated me to pursue a career in working with people to help them achieve their own fitness goals.

After achieving my weight loss goal, I tried a variety of training programs for a few years, looking for a new goal to train towards. After aimlessly moving around from program to program, I chanced upon a book called Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, written by renowned strength and conditioning expert, Mark Rippetoe. Little did I know that this book was about to change my life and coaching career.

At that point, I had experience training with barbells and was relatively familiar with it but never have I come across any material that gave such explicitly detailed explanations of how to perform the barbell lifts. I devoured the book and modified my lifting technique and program. In just a few months, I was pleasantly surprised by how much stronger he had become. I now had a new goal to work towards – getting strong.

With full confidence in the efficacy of the Starting Strength methodology, I began coaching my clients using this program and got them stronger than they ever thought was possible. The consistent success my clients achieved through the program cemented my confidence in Mark Rippetoe’s teachings. I then decided to pursue the credential of being a Starting Strength Coach and I’m currently the first and only certified coach in Singapore and South-East Asia

In my 9 years of experience, I have given talks and ran programs at numerous companies and worked with a diverse group clientele of all ages with a variety of goals. Today, I specialise in coaching people in their 40s, 50s and beyond because it brings me a great sense of satisfaction to be part of the process of improving this demographics’ health and quality of life by getting them stronger.

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