About Starting Strength
Starting Strength is the most effective strength training program available today. We choose exercises that use the most muscle mass over the longest effective range of motion, allowing us to safely lift the most weight possible. We use the squat, press, bench press, and deadlift as the foundation for what we do because no other exercises compare to their effectiveness for systemic skeletal loading and improvements in strength. The process is simple, hard, and effective — and we promise you, the journey is incredibly rewarding. People who are strong experience increased energy, coordination, power, stamina, balance, mental health, and an overall better quality of life. You will become stronger than you ever thought possible. Guaranteed. All you have to do is show up and get under the bar.
“Starting Strength Affiliates are exceptional places to train. Managed by Starting Strength Coaches who have been evaluated for their expertise in instruction and their understanding of the Starting Strength method, a Starting Strength affiliation is your assurance of a quality training experience, whether you join as a member or are just in the area for a week. Expert coaching, the finest equipment, and a helpful attitude toward your training goals are all part of the experience at a Starting Strength affiliate gym.”
– Mark Rippetoe, Founder of Starting Strength
and Author of “Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training”
At Brussels Barbell, we want our clients to be strong, capable and the healthiest they have ever been —both physically and mentally. We’re the only gym in Belgium run by a Starting Strength Coach, and unlike a lot of larger gyms, if you’re paying your membership fees then we actually want you to show up!
We can predict results and promise you’ll achieve them. Members are guaranteed a space reserved just for them, where they can train in a small group, together with a Starting Strength Coach. As a result, the total number of coaching subscriptions are limited, so our members can commit to showing up consistently, and we can commit to getting you strong!