View Full Version : How do you find a good powerlifting coach?
12-25-2010, 02:04 PM
I want to learn to lift heavy weights the right way, with good form and technique. Injury prevention is key here.. I want to work on the bench, squat, deadlift, power clean, and shoulder press, and also rows..
I put the following into google:
plus the name of my local city...
I found virtually nothing of any help...
What do you suggest I do?
12-25-2010, 02:38 PM
Where do you live?
12-25-2010, 02:55 PM
Where do you live?
12-25-2010, 03:21 PM
Call these gyms
B & W Gym Chicago IL
Belleville Weightlifting Club Belleville IL
Bronco Steel Barrington IL
Central Illinois Weightlifting Gym Peoria IL
Deadlift Den Moline IL
Dog Pound Gym Posen IL
Flex Gym Chicago IL
Frantz Gym Aurora IL
Gold's Gym - Aurora Aurora IL
H & B Fitness Centralia IL
Jakked Hardcore Gym Montgomery IL
Lance's Gym Chicago IL
Leaning Tower YMCA Niles IL
Midwest Iron Quincy IL IL
Monster Garage Gym Gurnee IL
Phenomenal Fitness Chicago IL
Progressive Sports Performance Northbrook IL
Quads Gym (North Side) Chicago IL
Quads Gym (South Side) Calumet City IL
Quality Classic Park Forrest IL
Rock Hard Gym Chicago IL
Roesch's Gym Springfield IL
Route 29 Fitness Athens IL
Rudy's Gym Shorewood IL
S&M Fitness Harrisburg IL
Serious Steel Chatham IL
Serious Steel Gym Chatham IL
Son Light Power Gym Tuscola IL
Steele Barbell Belleville IL
The Lock-up Gym Taylorville IL
USA Gym Bridgeview IL
World Gym - Joliet Joliet IL
Zenzen Barbell Dekalb IL
12-25-2010, 03:52 PM
That looks like the list from powerlifting watch. Chicago has a lot of great gyms.
12-25-2010, 04:57 PM
12-25-2010, 11:34 PM
Dick Zenzen of Zenzen Barbell is a great guy and extremely knowledgable. He has a long pedigree of World records and World Championships. If you're close enough, he'd be great to train under. Good luck!
12-25-2010, 11:47 PM
where in chicago? Lincoln Park? Downtown Loop? Hyde Park? Suburb?
12-26-2010, 01:22 PM
Depending on how far you want to drive...... Ed Coan trains at the south side quads ( or at least he will again after he rehabs his new hip) not really sure on that one.
Eric Marosher has a really nice gym up on the north side by Gurnee. He's a great guy and has a good team up there.
Ernie Frantz has a solid team out in Aurora, we train Wed at 5, and Sat at 9am. Ernie is usually very cool with new lifters, and the guy is a legend in the sport.
Dick Zenzen has a good team out in DeKalb, Dick is a good coach and there are some strong guys out there too.
The Powercorps at Jakked Gym are a good group of guys, Jakked gym is a great facility too. I do all of my strongman stuff out there.
Eric Stone has a team in Bollingbrook that trains on Sundays I think. Check chicagopowerlifting.com if you have any questions about Stone's team.
I might have left one or two out, but these are the bigger, more established teams within an hour drive ( or so)...... I know for sure that Jakked and Frantz are really cool about new lifters coming out to train, and I'd assume that most of the others are cool as well. Just call ahead to find out when they train.
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