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8 Reviews on “Austin Khamiss”

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  • Zachary Peterson

    I’ve looked like a skeleton all my life. After wasting my time on exercise routines that don’t work, and hurting myself lifting with bad form, I decided it was time to get serious about getting strong. With guidance from Starting Strength Online coach Austin Khammis, I was able to gain 60lbs of body weight, hit PRs that once seemed impossible, and do it all with safety and confidence. If you want to put on serious muscle, get strong as an bull, and learn a lot in the process, I cannot recommend Starting Strength Online coaching, and coach Austin Khamiss enough.

  • Michael Quinn

    Working with Austin has been an amazing experience. He has helped me achieve my initial goals and then some. Very inspiring character, guided me through the late stage of the NLP and has taught me a bunch about myself in the process. He has made me a fan of the press and I dare say it is one of my favorite lifts.
    10/10 Great coach, hard working and dedicated person.

  • Santosh S.

    I’ve immensely enjoyed and benefitted getting coached with Austin. I’ve been with him and SS for just 7 months now and I have deadlifted 330 lbs, squatted 285 lbs, benched 192.5 lbs and pressed 135 lbs! Being over 40 now, and growing up on a very low protein, mostly vegetarian Indian diet, I never thought this was possible!

    Austin has an eagle eye and focused on every aspect of my technique from day 1 and was able to communicate it in a way that I can feel it down to my bone when I am doing the lifts. Before working with him, I scoured the internet, particularly youtube and watched a ton of videos, and injured myself frequently doing these lifts. With Austin’s guidance, I was so relieved to pull heavier and it was much less of a struggle

  • Dani

    Austin has been coaching me for the better part of a year now and I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He has been coaching me in person and online when I need to travel.

    As I get older and more injury prone, Austin does a great job of balancing my goals and my health. I’m pretty competitive with myself and have always been one to “run through the pain”, so I really appreciate that he pushes me when I need it, and that he helps me take care of myself when I need to change things up to avoid injury.

    I also appreciate that he doesn’t just give instructions, but he helps me to understand the science behind the strength and I learn a little bit more about myself all the time. Austin has helped me identify the cues that work best for me and my journey, and I really appreciate the personal care that’s gone into helping me to get stronger every day.

  • Chris Z.

    Austin’s coaching has been very beneficial to me. When I first started working with him, he immediately fixed some major form and programming issues that had gone unnoticed. Even though I could have fixed these issues on my own with enough time and research, it was a worthwhile investment to outsource this to Austin as it saved me months and years of effort. His help has been invaluable to me even after we had solved the initial form and programming issues. In particular, Austin teaches things that are not easy to learn elsewhere, e.g. how to prepare oneself mentally for difficult lifts, as well as optimizations to lifts that make a big impact once the weights get heavy. He truly has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and his ability to break down complex ideas and communicate them is top-notch. I would recommend Austin to anyone wanting to get strong quickly, efficiently, and with minimal risk of injury, regardless of their level of experience in strength training.

  • Jeff

    Austin is a great coach. What stands out is his ability to come up with programming solutions tailored to your needs. If you get stuck, which is inevitable for any trainee, he has a knack for getting you unstuck quickly and keep your progress going as fast as it can. I’ve experienced this myself firsthand and seen it happen with a dozen of his other trainees. As for my own training, I’m still hitting personal records on lifts regularly after a year at Starting Strength, and I owe it in large part to Austin’s coaching.

  • Kimya Charles

    Austin is a fantastic coach. In the work he does with me, and what I have seen him do with others, he takes the time and care to understand his clients’ needs; to create a thoughtful, targeted, and safe program for each individual; and to offer helpful critiques that prioritize overall well-being and efficiency. The goals we set together are challenging yet attainable; to be honest, they usually exceed what I think I am capable of. But Austin is the most fierce supporter in the room during work sets; even if I fail a set, I want to try again because Austin makes me believe in myself more. If you told me 9 months ago that I’d be deadlifting 270 and benching 140, I would have guffawed, but with the SS program and Austin’s coaching, I surprise myself each time I’m in the gym.

  • Deb Clarkston

    I lifted a barbell for the first time last year when I was 67 yrs old. I’m barely 5’, 115 lbs and had 2 injured shoulders & severe back pain from 2 falls. I had so little upper body strength that I could not lift a 10lb bar.
    I began the Starting Strength program and last year Austin Khamis became my coach. I wasn’t strong enough to Squat & Press by conventional methods so Austin modified my workouts to help me constantly increase my weight & attain PR’s that I never dreamed I could do. I’m now Squatting my body weight, Benching 61 lbs & Dead Lifting 155lbs with Austin’s coaching. I tell Austin he’s a magic coach for what he has helped me achieve.
    Austin recently asked me what are my goals. I told him I wanted to ride horses & sail when I’m in my 90’s. He laughed & said “I meant what are your lifting goals!”
    Even though most around me are much younger & lifting 300-500 lbs, I’m proud of what I can lift for my age and just want to be stronger as I get older so that I can continue to do all the things that I love. That is my goal. Friends my age are getting weaker and have to stop doing things they use to be able to do.

    Also….Austin coaches my 97 yr old mother who also began SS a year ago when she could only box squat with a 5lb plate. Today at her session with Austin she did triple dead lift @ 80 lbs!!
    Because of Austin’s immense knowledge of coaching, patience & intelligence in all aspects of strength training my mother & I are getting STRONGER as we get older! How many people can say that?

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