We hold Barbell Clinics every month for those that want to join the gym, learn how lift for the first time, or just have their form checked. It is taught in a group setting, if you wanted to learn how to lift in a private coaching format, we also offer Intro to Barbell sessions every week.


Our Barbell Clinics cost $50 per person. During the clinic, Brad and the team will walk you through everything you need to know to get strong. You will learn how to squat, deadlift and press in a small group environment with a 4:1 lifter to coach ratio. At the end of the session the coaches will discuss programming, nutrition, and gym membership options.


Whether you are an experienced powerlifter, been doing Starting Strength on your own or never touched a barbell in your life… THIS CLINIC IS FOR YOU.


The Barbell Clinic is 2 hours long and will equip you with all the tools you need to take your lifting to the next level.  Our next clinic is being hosted at our Costa Mesa Gym on June 15th at 12PM. Come join us!

Why Get Strong?

Our clinic is taught in a group setting where you will be instructed by experienced strength coaches.

At our clinics, our coaches will explain the basics of resistance training, and then begin to teach you all the steps of a bodyweight squat, making sure you understand the mechanics before adding a barbell. We will then repeat this learning process by showing you how to perform a press, bench press and deadlift.

Afterwards, we will also answer questions about how to get stronger, how to gain or lose weight, and how to practically incorporate lifting weights into your life.

Of course, most importantly, we will coach you throughout each exercise, providing feedback and explaining exactly what you need to do to perform the exercises safely with the correct form.

We believe everyone should know how to squat, press and deadlift. These exercises are basic human movements that improve your strength, your health and will make you feel better in day to day life.

Training with barbells can be intimidating – we know – we’ve trained many, many people how to do it. But we will make sure you do it correctly in an environment you are comfortable in. These lifts will work out your entire body. Your legs, glutes, back, trunk, shoulders, and arms.

Our clients have wanted to get stronger for all sorts of reasons – maybe they’re starting to feel back pain sitting in an office chair. Some want to improve their athletic performance. Some just want to be able to hold their grandchildren without feeling tired. Whatever your reason is for wanting to learn, The Strength Co can help you achieve your goals.

Meet Our Coach

Brad Muhlenkamp

Brad was introduced to strength training in high school and quickly understood strength’s influence on sports performance while lettering in football, wrestling, and track-and-field. Brad discovered Starting Strength in 2013 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Self-taught from the Blue Book and the Starting Strength Radio podcast, Brad attempted to make progress on his own while dealing with multiple deployments, beginning a career as a first responder, and playing tackle football in a travel league.

Realizing he needed professional coaching from a Starting Strength Coach, Brad joined The Strength Co. in 2023 and not only got much stronger, but became inspired to become a Starting Strength Coach.

Brad received his Starting Strength Credential in May of 2024.

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