Australia’s First Starting Strength Coach

In July 2016 Sydney Strength Training Head Coach – Joe Pemberton – travelled to Seattle to attend a Starting Strength Seminar.

At the seminar Joe was immersed in the Starting Strength model of barbell training and was evaluated on his ability to coach to this model.

Joe was fortunate enough to pass this evaluation, which afforded him the opportunity of completing the Starting Strength Coaches written exam.

The exam is a monster with questions ranging from a technical analysis of biomechanics; to anatomy; and multiple case studies. Joe’s final submission extended to over 40 pages!

After a nervous wait Joe heard the great news that he passed the written exam, and had the honour of become Australia’s first Starting Strength Coach!

Please watch this video – courtesy of Starting Strength – which succinctly explains what Starting Strength is all about, and what it means to be a Starting Strength Coach.


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