PRO STRENGTH POWERLIFTING
Coaching & Programming
ABOUT PRO STRENGTH POWERLIFTING
Pro Strength Powerlifting provides online and in-person coaching & programming for powerlifters. We specialize in helping novice & intermediate lifters get ready for the platform. We believe with a cooperative and respectful relationship, the coach and athlete can learn from each other and ultimately produce positive results for the lifter. From 52 weeks out to meet day, we have you covered with programming design, form feedback, mental approach, and game day planning.
WHO WE ARE NOT
If you are looking for these traits in a coach, we are not a good fit for you.
We are not social media stars. We do not have a social media presence and we cannot help you increase your number of followers.
We are not Elite Powerlifters. We do not have an elite total. However, we have an above average work ethic. We are passionate about training and dedicated to getting stronger.
We are not sponsored athletes. We do not have any discount codes to give you. We cannot help you make any connections with sponsors.
We are not bosses. We do not dictate an athlete's goals and we do not give orders. We do provide guidance and advice focused on the athlete's objectives.
$125 A MONTH
Weekly scheduled check-ins and feedback
Ad hoc communication based on athlete’s needs
Adjustments based on training performance
Video review and form feedback based on athlete's needs
Powerlifting meet game planning and attempt selection
Meet day handling (Chicago area)
WHAT THE PROCESS LOOKS LIKE
PROGRAM & FEEDBACK
We are responsible for providing the prescribed work to the athlete at the start of every week. If athletes prefer they can receive up to four weeks at a time. We use a combination of RPE, percentages, and specific weights to communicate the program. This is customized to the athlete. Every week we provide feedback to the athlete as well as discuss future programming plans. We also address any questions or feedback the athlete has communicated in their weekly check-in.
The athlete is responsible for tracking all of their work and RPEs in the provided tracking sheet. We use a google sheet for this. The tracking sheet keeps track of various metrics like volume, tonnage, and an estimated 1RM. These data points serve as key information in evaluating the athlete’s response to training and future programming considerations.
The athlete is responsible for completing the Weekly Check-in form. We use a google form for this. This tool provides the athlete an opportunity to reflect on their training and communicate their assessments. The athlete also provides feedback on the programming and how they are responding. This information is used for future programming decisions.
We are responsible for tracking the results of the programming. The athlete tracking sheet provides data to analyze and evaluate the results. Metrics like volume, tonnage, average intensity, and estimated 1RM are reviewed. We generally avoid focusing on a single day’s data, instead we look at trends over several weeks. This quantitative data, along with the qualitative commentary from the athlete, informs future programming decisions. The objective is to continually progress towards the athlete’s goals.