YOU ARE QUALIFIED FOR OUR STRENGTH PROGRAM IF YOU:
are an intermediate to advanced lifter
are searching for elite professional coaching
want to experience conjugate training
hit a training plateau
are able to attend 4 classes per week
are able to commit to proper nutrition and recovery protocols
This intensive course is split into 10-week training blocks that are divided into three 3-week rotations. The final week consists of a retest of the primary lifts: squat, bench, and deadlift of choice. Each rotation will include three max effort variations tailored specifically to address weaknesses of the individual athlete. Additionally, high volume dynamic effort days exist to target strength endurance and power by way of percentage-driven accommodating resistance and isolation auxiliaries. The athlete will be coached on how to optimally contract the muscle, rather than simply move the weight. With this, the individual will accomplish not only a greater mind-muscle connection, but also an increased tolerance to higher volume while reducing stress placed on the joints. Training in this manner has benefited the strongest men and women in the world, as well as athletes looking to decrease injury while increasing performance, but also tactical sector operators for close quarter combat.
Mondays @ 4:30PM: Max Effort Lower
Wednesdays @ 4:30PM: Max Effort Upper
Fridays @ 4:30PM: Dynamic Effort Lower
Saturdays @ 9:30AM: Dynamic Effort Upper
Joe received his degree in exercise physiology from James Madison while interning 25-30 hours weekly for 3 years with the strength & conditioning staff. During this time, football, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, and swimming & diving all utilized the Westside Conjugate template. Days after graduation he arrived in Columbus, Ohio to help future mentor, Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell, keep volume statistics on some of the strongest men and women in the world. Joe spent more than a decade at Westside Barbell helping to develop countless professional athletes, tactical operators, and coaches to better apply this complex training system for the athletic and specialty populations it is geared towards.
Additionally, Joe assisted in preparing various podium-placing individuals and teams for the CrossFit Games. He has traveled on behalf of both CrossFit and Westside Barbell to deliver seminars, as well as consult for various sports organizations and athletes.
At the close of the 2010’s, Joe got the opportunity to work for the Department of Defense, taking part in a specialty project which embraced his knowledge of absolute strength. Soon after coming aboard, he was promoted to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the sole active element on Fort Knox. As the project came to a close, he relocated to Fort Bliss in El Paso for the final four months to assist in the structure and attainment of a $150,000 gym bid, as well as prepping soldiers for Selection. Joe currently trains multiple pro and semi-pro athletes, CrossFit Games individuals, and coaching mentoring by way of his invite only facility here in Columbus.