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Strongest Strength Coach at Juniata Competition

Smitty and I have participated at the NSCA’s PA Strength and Conditioning Clinic at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA for several years now.

We have done speaking presentations on Grip Strength, the Core Training, On-line Marketing, Chaos Theory and many other topics.

This year, we will be doing a hands-on presentation that is a little bit different from the norm.

This year, we are looking for the Strongest Male and Female Strength Coaches / Personal Trainers at the clinic, and we will be holding a Strongman/Strongwoman contest to find out who will rightfully gain the title.

To find out who is the strongest coach / trainer at the clinic, we will hold three classic strongman events.

The events will be keg press for reps, Farmer’s Hold for Time, and Keg Walk for Laps.

Here are rules for each event.

Keg Press for Reps

A water keg will be used. The weight will be 35 to 50 lbs for the women and 75 to 100 lbs for the men. It must be cleaned to the shoulder and pressed overhead for as many repetitions as possible inside a 1-minute window. A repetition is complete when the log travels from the shoulder to the overhead locked position. The log can be set down in between repetitions or multiple repetitions can be performed following the clean. Points are awarded for completed press repetitions only. Push press, jerk, wave press, etc can be used. Most reps in 1 minute wins.

Farmer’s Hold for Time

Farmer’s implements will be used. The athlete will pick up both Farmer’s Implements at the same time and hold them for as long as possible. A hook grip can not be used. Only chalk can be used – no other grip aids on the handles. Wrist wraps are okay. Longest hold for time wins.

Keg Walk

Two lines will be spray painted or otherwise marked 20 yards apart. The coach will pick up the keg in front of the body (no shouldering) and carried back and forth between the lines. The athlete must get at least one foot completely over the line before changing directions. The keg may not be set down during the 1-minute time limit, but the coach can stand and hold it in front of him or herself to catch his or her breath. Furthest distance wins.

Those are the events. We’ll have some prizes for the top finishers and we’ll also be having tons of fun.

For more information on attending the seminar, check out this link: 2010 PA NSCA Strength Clinic (< = = UPDATED LINK). It looks like there is going to be a lot of good presenters and information. Coach Smith always sets up a fantastic list of presenters and the number of CEU’s you get is a great value.

Hope to see you there!

All the best in your training,


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8 Responses to “Strongest Strength Coach at Juniata Competition”

  1. Jon Says:

    On which day are you holding the contest, Friday or Saturday?

  2. Jim Smith Says:



  3. David Morgan Says:

    Who are the speakers? What are the topics? There is no info on the page except to sign up. Where is Juanita located? Please have a link with the Clinic schedule. Thanks

  4. David Morgan Says:

    May 19 is a Wed? I thought the clinic was in June????

  5. David Morgan Says:

    Sorry- Miss read the time/date. I need more info.

  6. Jim Smith Says:

    Here you go brother:

  7. Niki Says:

    This page will help too… we have been trying to keep the web updated with any changes.

  8. Jerry Shreck Says:

    Sign me up-sounds like a lot of fun!

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