The ability to produce force against an external resistance.
Basic + Hard = Effective Training...
Getting stronger is not complicated, but it is hard. We use the basic barbell lifts for their ability to utilize the most weight, affect the most muscle mass, over the longest effective range of motion. We do not use exercise variety for it's own sake. Muscles don't need "confused", "targeted", or "pumped". Let us help you cut through the noise of the fitness industry. We can help you take a more intelligent, well thought out approach to your strength training.
Is this for me?
Strength is for everyone. It is the single most important physical attribute a person can posses. Everyone from athletes, to accountants, and even Aunt Shirley can improve their lives by getting stronger. Simply, strong people move better, get injured less, and live life more robustly.
A process involving workouts done for their cumulative effect of advancing an individual toward a long term goal.
“Strong people are harder to kill and more useful in general than weak people.”
— Mark Rippetoe
We are not your trainer and we are not your cheerleader. We are experienced barbell coaches. Our job is to teach you how to safely and efficiently use a barbell as a tool to get stronger over time.
We offer private, semi-private, and group coaching options for interested individuals looking to learn the barbell lifts as laid out in the best selling book Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training. Your first session generally lasts between 1-2 hours, during which we will cover three lifts, programming details, and general strength training questions.
Contact us below about private sessions, barbell classes, and other general inquiries:
Caleb Krieg and Rebekah Cygan are both certified Starting Strength Coaches located in State College, Pennsylvania. They have gained their experience through years of teaching the barbell lifts to ordinary members of the general public. They have worked with people from all walks of life, from high school athletes looking to gain a competitive edge to women in their 70's who just want to stay independent. Rebekah and Caleb have a passion for helping regular folks train to become better versions of themselves.