Strength Coaching Review
Alex is a pleasure to work with. He’s a great coach and trainer
When I first approached Alex Kennedy about training me I hadn’t been to a gym regularly in maybe 15 years. I was active so not totally out of shape but not really close to where I wanted to be either and I didn’t know what I needed to do to get there. Like many people, I’d had some exposure to a weight room in high school and college and again in the Army. I’d seen the infomercial for P90X, even tried it out, but never got the results I wanted. Turns out, a lot of things I learned in the past weren’t really the best way to go about getting strong or lean.
Alex advised me that before I could move on to other goals, like looking good naked and performing other outdoor activities better, I first needed to get stronger. Muscle does some pretty cool things like increasing your metabolism and improving force production. I listened to what he said, took in all his advice and worked hard. My squat went from an embarrassing 95 lbs to 350 lbs. I can bench 225 lbs, press more than 135 lbs and deadlift over 400 lbs. This didn’t happen overnight, but with hard work and excellent coaching from Alex I’ve come a long way. I found out that I really loved getting strong and it’s become a passion of mine. Now, I’m regularly competing in powerlifting competitions, hiking and backpacking has become easier and hence more joyous and I am indeed losing inches off my waist while putting on inches across my shoulders.
Alex is a pleasure to work with. He’s a great coach and trainer. If you’re looking to get stronger, perform better or just get fit, I would highly recommend training with him.