Bill Hannon, VP of Coaching Development at Barbell Logic, returns to the podcast to discuss the announcement of Barbell Logic's own coaching certification -- the PBC or Professional Barbell Coach. Matt and Bill discuss the rationale and goals behind creating a new certification as well as how the testing process will work. Certification will take place via dedicated test weekends during which participants can test their platform skills and academic knowledge. Importantly, the grading rubric and testing standards will be communicated thoroughly to participants so that they understand where the bar is set for prospective Professional Barbell Coaches.


Barbell Logic is also developing a Master Strength Coach certification which will cover a wider range of skills and topics including nutrition, injuries and rehab, advanced programming, and training considerations for Masters lifters.


The first certification weekends for the PBC certification will take place in November, and spots will go on sale on September 8th at There are a very limited number of slots for the first weekend, so be ready when the sale begins!


Have a question about the PBC certification? Email us at [email protected] and include the word "cert" in the subject line, and we'll answer your question on an upcoming Saturday Q&A!



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