What our clients say....

Todd Acton

I have added 60 lbs to my squat, 40 lbs to my deadlift, 45 lbs to my bench press, and 50 lbs to my press.  

Dr. Joseph M. Costello

After just a few conversations Andy devised a custom strength program that allowed me to reach my goals and fit into my busy lifestyle. Since beginnning the program I have made solid gains in strength and size. I have been very impressed with Andy’s knowledege and am sincerely thankful for his help.

John Petrizzo

 

I can honestly say that the decision to reach out to Andy has been the best decision I have ever made in regards to my training.  Since contacting Andy, I have gained around twenty pounds of body weight while making significant progress in all of my lifts.

Markus Wyss

Thanks for such a great strength program for this former Crossfitter.  I finally have a strength program that makes sense and is giving me the gains I want.  I have added 70 lbs to my squat in just 12 weeks.  You advice has been a tremendous help in my training.

David Kennedy

Andy is a coach who really knows his stuff and stands by his clients to help them in any way he can.  Give Andy a call if you are ready to take your strength and conditioning to another level.  I’m setting new PR’s every week – are you?

Patrick Stahl

I’m disappointed that I didn’t discover Andy earlier in my training career. Instead of wasting time and not making any progress, I have a program that is effective and efficient. Andy tailored a program that fits my schedule. His advice is helpful and practical and I recommend his programs to anyone looking to get stronger.

David Bradley

I can’t recommend working with Andy enough. When working with Andy, I always feel like I’m working with a caring expert professional. He’s more knowledgeable than anyone I’ve ever trained with.  This guy has the knowledge and touch to train elite athletes,  your grandmother, and everyone in between.  I’ve gotten everything I wanted and more.

Videos

Stronger & Leaner at age 45 (case study with video)

First off, big thank you to my client Mike Mclain for letting me share his results from his programming. Mike contacted me several months ago about designing a program for him that would accomplish 3 main things:  (1) get stronger for the Starting Strength Classic 2016 Spring Meet,  (2) get leaner / lose body fat  (3)Continue Reading

Fri 5/15: Heavy Deadlift + Speed Squat (w/ video)

Deadlifts Warm Ups:  10 x 135,  5 x 225,  3 x 315,  1 x 365,  1 x 405,  1 x 455 Work Sets (<90%):  1 x 495,  1 x 545,  2 x 495,  5 x 435 (back off set)   Video Deadlift 545 x 1 Dynamic Effort (Speed) Squats Warm Ups:  5 x 135,  3Continue Reading

Video Tutorial: Dead Stop Rack Bench

Click the links below to view:                        Dead Stop Rack Bench Part I                      Dead Stop Rack Bench Press Part 2    

Tuesday 5/5: Max Effort Squat, Speed Deads, Sled Drags w/ Video

Paused Box Squat (8 inch box)   Warm Ups:  10 x 45, 5 x 135, 3 x 225, 1 x 275, 1 x 315, 1 x 365, 1 x 405 Work Sets (above 90%):  1 x 435, 1 x 455, 1 x 465,  2 x 420 Video of 465 x 1 Speed (Dynamic Effort) DeadliftsContinue Reading

VLOG – Strength Training for Swimming

Pardon the quality of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk5DoFuP4ig

Petrizzo at it Again!!!

Check out one of my clients, John Petrizzo, doing what he does best……grinding out heavy deadlifts.  John has an absolutely uncanny ability to grind out reps after most guys would have quit the set.   Always impressive!      

Power Rack Series – Part 2: Dead-Stop Rack Bench Press

Using the power rack pins for the bench press and standing press is a powerful yet underutilized tool in my opinion.  Like the rack pull, rack presses and bench presses can be employed in a variety of ways to improve various aspects of each lift.  Typically, when rack presses are described they are associated withContinue Reading

Video – Coaching Squats for the Elderly

I did the following impromptu video in response to a thread on StartingStrength.com.  Some forum members were asking about simple solutions for strength training for their elderly parents and relatives.  Hope this helps: Andy Baker – Squat Training for the Elderly (click link above)Continue Reading

2nd Annual Starting Strength Coaches Association Conference

I was grateful to Mark Rippetoe and Stef Bradford for having me back in Wichita Falls as a featured speaker at our 2nd annual gathering.  We covered a whole host of topics at the weekend gathering including my presentation on Strength Training and Programming for Adults over 50.   For anyone who works as a personalContinue Reading

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