I’m Ray Gillenwater, the Administrator of the Starting Strength Franchise Gym program and Rip/Stef’s business partner.
If you are brand new to barbell training, already started your Linear Progression, or have just finished, I can work with you to ensure you’re progressing as quickly as possible.
The first step is a detailed consultation so that I can fully understand your goals, availability, commitment level, and training environment.
Next, we’ll schedule your first workout to determine your current level of training advancement and to get a baseline of your current lifting technique.
From there, I will build a program based on your recovery capability (sex, sleep quantity/quality, nutrition, age, and health status), physical limitations (if any), and personal preferences.
Based on your specific situation, you’ll be lifting 2-4x per week, with 1-4 exercises per day. I’ll provide weekly programming and we’ll make adjustments as necessary to maximize progress and to ensure that your form is as close to perfect as possible. I’ll ask that you record one set from each of your lifts and submit them to me for review. Expect a detailed reply to each of your submissions within 48-hours, or before your next training session, whichever is sooner.
I enjoy working with committed, coach-able trainees that enjoy learning and making progress. If that’s you, send me an email, let’s schedule a phone call, and we’ll discuss all of the above in detail. Phone consults are free, so if you’re not in need of regular coaching and would like some general advice on your training, feel free to get in touch.
-Ray Gillenwater, SSC