The Barbell Clinic
Your Introduction to Strength Training
The Barbell Clinic is an immersive 90 minute exposure to training with barbells with a Starting Strength Coach. Here, you will learn how to move and correctly perform the major barbell exercises that will serve as the foundation for your strength journey. Included in the session in an explanation of the 'why' and the 'how' as well as a discussion about programming basics and the equipment you will need. Completion of The Barbell Clinic is required before joining the small group training sessions.
How We Coach
Every rep of every work set you do at Brussels Barbell is meticulously coached by a Starting Strength Coach. Never on your own, you'll have the trained eye of a professional strength coach, instructing and cueing to ensure things are done correctly.
Starting Strength Coaches are different. We’ve been scrutinized and evaluated at the highest level in the industry, not only for our ability to teach, analyze and correct movement patterns but also as lifters who have gone through the process of becoming stronger ourselves. We want to share our knowledge and expertise of teaching, coaching, and programming the barbell lifts with you for the most effective way to get stronger in existence.
Obtaining the Starting Strength credential is a long and arduous journey — from racking up thousands of coaching hours and detailed studying of the human body to intense coaching and lifting evaluations on the platform. However, the end result is a double benefit; we’re subject matter experts in anatomy, physics, biomechanics and kinesiology, AND we’re experienced, proficient lifters who understand what it is to train for strength.
Starting Strength Coaches are not personal trainers. We won't make up workouts on the spot, stare at our phones or ask you to do something we haven't done ourselves. There will never be unqualified “coaches” in our gym. Ever. Every step of your strength journey will be guided and monitored by a professional strength coach, who is able to correctly teach and coach the moment model of barbell training to anyone — no matter your age, experience or ability level.
How You'll Train
We don't exercise. We train.
Exercise can get you sweaty, get your heart pumping, or quickly burn a few calories. Personal trainers can make up a new workout each day and tell you that exercise variety is key. But at the end of the day, random workouts are not scalable, quantifiable and they do not work.
Training is different. It’s logical, regimented, and planned over the long-term, to produce a specific adaptation. A stress is applied and we adapt to that stress, provided it has been designed and implemented correctly. Random exercise with no clear long-term goal or intent is not training. Everything we do at Brussels Barbell is straightforward and efficient so that your strength will continue to increase for a long time. You will actually see (and feel!) your progress each day as the weights slowly increase. All you need to do is show up and get under the bar.