Gus's Barbell Club

Experience the power of Starting Strength training in Louisville, KY. Join Gus's Barbell Club and help shape the foundation of a dynamic strength community.

Call or Text to Start Training

(502) 472-3042

Starting Strength: The Key to Optimal Results

As a method designed to promote rapid strength gains and overall fitness improvement, Starting Strength will help you achieve the best results possible. Whether new to strength training or an experienced lifter, this proven method can help you break through plateaus and reach new personal records.

Coach-in-Training Special

Join Gus in his early career journey and enjoy a "pay what you want" policy for personal training sessions. Your early trust doesn't just support Gus; it also ensures you become a valued founding member of a growing strength community.

$60 suggested contribution per session

Call (502) 472-3042 to Get Started

Training Process

1. Schedule Your First Session

Gus can meet you at a gym, bring his supplies to your garage or driveway, or you can come train at his home. If you're not sure what's right for you, we can figure it out together! Call or text (502) 472-3042 to schedule.

2. Learn the Lifts

Starting Strength trains the Squat, Press, Deadlift, Bench Press, and Power Clean. Gus will teach you how to safely and effectively perform each of these lifts.

No previous experience is needed. We'll find your starting point!

Even if you're an experienced lifter, you'll learn how Starting Strength trains the greatest amount of muscle mass over the longest effective range of motion.

3. Train with Gus and On Your Own

You'll be training multiple sessions per week. Schedule more time with Gus as possible, but we'll also teach you how to train on your own between coaching sessions.

4. Improved Results Every Week

Everyone starts with the Novice Linear Progression. You'll see the proof that you're getting stronger in your training log every week. Stick with this first simple program long enough, then Gus will coach you through Intermediate and Advanced programs once you're ready.

Coach Alex "Gus" Gustafson

Gus racking a power clean.
Gus racking a power clean.
  • Aspiring Starting Strength Coach
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  • CrossFit Level One Trainer