Articles | the gym

Andrew Lewis, SSC | June 09, 2021

There are several paths to becoming a strength coach, but there is no clear outline of the costs and financial outcomes of each path. A prospective coach could waste time and money picking a suboptimal path. Having options laid out in advance could help in making the most intelligent decision. Three different education paths were evaluated for education cost, income upon completion, and time to completion...

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Andrew Lewis, SSC | June 02, 2021

It is lucrative, satisfying, and challenging to become a Starting Strength Coach (SSC). SSCs are in high demand, but there are too few to meet demand for coaching as of this writing. Unfortunately, coaches cannot be made in a weekend seminar. It takes time lifting, time studying, and experience coaching. Although testing to become an SSC is not going to get easier, this guide will provide an efficient and effective way to prepare for the SSC credential testing.  

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Steve Ross, SSC | May 26, 2021

"From the prep course and coaching development camps to the apprenticeship program, anyone who is serious about becoming a coach now has a clear path toward making that happen. However, while the prep course is available worldwide, there are currently no coaching development or apprenticeship options available abroad, so international candidates face a steeper climb."

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Arthur Frontczak | April 21, 2021

Do you have the latest gadget? Does your vacuum clean the floor when you’re not there? Can your car park itself? How many screens can you watch a movie on at home? The latest technology always makes life “new and improved” … right?

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | March 17, 2021

Trainers, get your clients off the floor and under a barbell. Focus on what you’re trained to do, not on specialized exercises for issues you’re not trained to diagnose. Last I checked, your certification didn’t come with a year’s supply of creatine and a physiotherapy degree...

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