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jordan-speakingJordan Feigenbaum is an experienced strength coach who also has his medical degree and residency training. In addition to a veritable laundry list of credentials, Jordan is also an elite powerlifter who currently hold one of the top 20 totals of all-time (source: Powerlifting Watch). If he’s not coaching, training, or playing doctor, you’ll likely find Jordan hopping a plane to somewhere fun or reading a book.

Education & Credentials

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School- Doctor of Medicine (2016)
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine- Master’s of Anatomy and Physiology (2012)
  • Truman State University-Bachelor of Science in Biology (2008)
  • Starting Strength- Starting Strength Coach and Seminar Staff Member (2012-2018)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2008- Present)
  • United States of America Weightlifting- Club Coach (2009-Present)
  • American College of Sports Medicine- Health and Fitness Specialist (2008-Present)
  • CrossFit- Level 1 Instructor (2009-Present)

Performance

Best Competition Total (10/25/2014) is 1795 @ 198lbs raw w/wraps: Squat 640 (raw w/wraps), Bench 430, Deadlift 725 @ 198lbs (Video)

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Leah Lutz is a full-time Barbell Medicine coach and oversees much of the administrative work here. Previously a teacher, primarily in middle school English, she now coaches full-time, in-person and online. With personal experience in major weight loss (130 lbs) and going from fearing the gym to competing internationally, in addition to having years of experience in teaching and training, Leah now works with a wide variety of clients (college students to grandparents, new lifters and competitors), loves connecting with each one, and hopes to provide plenty of education, personal interaction, and motivation throughout the coaching relationship.

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Her personal powerlifting accomplishments include: World Classic Championship USA team member, multiple IPF World Classic medals, 1st place 2016 USAPL Raw Nationals, 72 M1 class, and multiple CA state records in the 63 and 72kg classes.

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Alan Thrall is the owner of Untamed Strength gym in Sacramento, CA. He has experience with coaching/competing in Strongman and Powerlifting. Before opening Untamed Strength he served in the United States Marine Corps as part of the presidential security detail and as a pallbearer at Arlington national cemetery. Self proclaimed Metalhead and YouTuber, Alan enjoys coaching in-person, online, and worldwide via educational (and ridiculous) YouTube videos.

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Vanessa Burman is an experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who enjoys helping, educating, and supporting clients as they learn and understand how to change their nutrition, eating habits, and improve their relationship with food. After spending over 7 years working in the healthcare industry at a Bay Area hospital, Vanessa gained invaluable experience and knows what truly drives change, progress, and improvements in health—and it’s not by handing someone a "cookie cutter" meal plan. It’s how well you connect with the clients you’re trying to help, how you communicate with them, and how well you individualize your approach for each person.
Vanessa has worked with various populations including those with eating disorders, strength athletes, and weight loss clients. In addition to her extensive nutrition and counseling knowledge, Vanessa plans on continuing her education and becoming a strength coach to help contribute to increasing the number of people training with barbells. When Vanessa is not coaching her clients, you can find her exploring her new home state of Colorado with her two dogs, baking or growing her plant collection, and traveling whenever possible.
Vanessa holds a BS in food and nutrition from San Diego State University. She completed her dietetic internship at San Francisco State University and is credentialed by the Accreditation Council for Educationin Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Education & Credentials: Michael Ray is the founder of Shenandoah Valley Performance Clinic in Harrisonburg, VA. He enjoys working with athletes and aiding them in injury risk management, rehabilitation, and sports performance

Education & Credentials

  • Sherman College of Chiropractic (2015)
  • University of South Carolina – Master’s of Exercise Science (2010)
  • University of South Carolina – Bachelor of Criminal Justice (2007)
  • CrossFit – Level 1 Certified (2014)

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Derek Miles is a residency trained physical therapist currently working at Stanford Children’s Hospital as the Advanced Clinical Specialist in the rehabilitation department. He worked at the University of Florida prior for 10 years in sports medicine treating a variety of athletic injuries from overuse to post-operative. He is involved in the peer review process for academic journals and has spoken at national level conferences within the physical therapy profession. If not treating patients or in the gym Derek is likely either cooking some form of meat or reading books related to various random topics. He occasionally brews a pretty good American Pale Ale as well.

Education & Credentials

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida (2008)
  • B.S. in Biochemistry from Clemson University (2004)
  • Ordained Minister (2012)