Programming: Strength

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This course includes

  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 49 Page Guide
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

What you'll learn

In this course you will learn:

  • Core strength principles and application to resist entropy
  • How to assess essential motor patterns
  • The five stages of the strength lifecycle and how to design programs based on this
  • The nuances of the bench, squat and deadlift, and how to assess, program, progress and coach them
  • Why and how to program accessory exercises for strength and motor control


Programming: Strength is the last practical strength course you will ever need. Gone are the days of plugging numbers into a templated spreadsheet with weak results. This course focuses on the theory behind building strength and explains step-by-step how to program strength.

After finishing this course, you’ll immediately be able to implement your knowledge to improve your clients’ results. Centered around the big three lifts–the Squat, Deadlift, and Bench Press–this course promotes health and longevity, supporting the client’s ultimate goal of developing strength for a lifetime.


Programming: Strength qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations worldwide:

  • NASM
  • NSCA

Course Content

54 lessons
+ Introduction
2 videos
What is Strength Training?
+ Strength for a Lifetime
3 videos
Why Strength is Important
Sarcopenia and Osteopenia
+ Strength Lifecycle
7 videos
Why a Lifecycle?
Age-Related Concerns
+ Assess
7 videos
Why Assess?
Essential Motor Patterns: Brace
Essential Motor Patterns: Hinge
Essential Motor Patterns: Hip Abduction
Essential Motor Patterns: Scapular Adduction
Essential Motor Patterns: Scapula Depression
Failure in the 5 Essential Motor Patterns
+ The Back Squat
3 videos
Why the Back Squat?
How to Back Squat
Faults and Fixes
+ The Bench Press
3 videos
Why the Bench Press?
How to Bench Press
Faults and Fixes
+ The Deadlift
3 videos
Why the Deadlift?
How to Deadlift
Faults and Fixes
+ Accessory
14 videos
What is Accessory?
Accessory Selection Criteria
Accessory Work: Hinge
Accessory Work: Scapular Depression
Accessory Work: Scapular Retraction
Accessory Work: Weak Adductor
Accessory Work: Weak Core
Accessory Work: Weak Feet & Ankles
Accessory Work: Weak Femoral Rotation
Accessory Work: Weak Glutes
Accessory Work: Weak Hamstrings
Accessory Work: Weak Mid Back
Accessory Work: Weak Shoulders
Accessory Work: Weak Triceps
+ Programming for Strength
6 videos
Strength Programming Principles
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+ Recovery
4 videos
What is Recovery?
Recovery Tools
Programming Recovery
Why Stabilize