Barbell Academy Principles Course

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  • Barbell lifting course
  • Teaches you how to coach the four main barbell lifts: squat, deadlift, bench press, and overhead press
  • All virtual and self-paced
  • Costs $989
  • Introductory step to becoming a Professional Barbell Coach
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Barbell Academy (2024): An Honest Review of the Principles Course

Barbell Academy (2024): An Honest Review of the Principles Course

Considering professional education through Barbell Academy? Read our review to find out if this course on barbell lifting is worth your time and money. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Completely virtual
  • Can work at your own pace
  • Financing options available
  • Lifetime access to all materials
  • Material written by expert strength coaches
What needs improvement ...
  • Pricey at almost $1,000
  • Need to be self-motivated
  • Doesn't cover any Olympic lifts

Product Summary

If you’re a certified personal trainer or strength coach, or just a passionate lifter, Barbell Academy may be a good continuing education resource for you.

The introductory course is the Principles Course, which covers the four main barbell lifts—squat, deadlift, bench press, and overhead press—providing the knowledge you’ll need to coach them and help others achieve their goals. This course starts with anatomy and physiology, then progresses into programming and biomechanics, and ends with teaching the lifts. It costs $989, or can be financed over 12 months for $89 per month.

After the Principles Course is the Advanced Concepts course, which covers Lower Extremity, Upper Extremity, Post-Novice Programming, and Biomechanics in a more in-depth manner. You can bundle this course with the Principles Course to save money.

The next step would be to take the exam to become a Professional Barbell Coach (PBC). This entails a written exam, video interview, and coaching assessment.








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      If you're a CPT or strength coach, or just a lifter who is interested in learning more about technique, Barbell Academy courses will advance your knowledge in the four main barbell lifts.