12 Reviews on “Joseph Rodriguez, SSC”

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  • Max

    Joseph is a great, attentive coach. With his guidance I went from having near zero experience with a barbell to well exceeding the goals I had.

  • Denholm Oldham

    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Joseph since I joined Starting Strength San Antonio in May of 2021. He’s helped me immensely along the way. I’ve had issues with my bench press but he’s helped me iron out the kinks. He provides clear feedback and if I have trouble applying it, he’ll find another way to explain what I need to do to continue to succeed. What makes Joseph a great coach is his ability to tailor his communication to the client. He’ll use a big voice for some lifters and take a milder approach with others. I think that skill helps make him a great coach.

    Joseph is also extremely knowledgeable and I can see his enjoyment in sharing that knowledge. If you follow him on Instagram, you’ll see if incredible lifts and screenshots of his messages where people will ask him questions. He takes time to provide thoughtful explanations and shares his personal experiences. Also, Joseph’s background as a firefighter has given him unique insight into the importance of building and maintaining strength.

    I’ve really enjoyed my time working with Joseph.

  • Crystal Cox

    I had the privilege of training with Coach Joseph for the past few months, and the experience has been nothing short of phenomenal. Joseph’s expertise in weightlifting is truly remarkable, and I’ve seen significant improvements in both my technique and strength.

    Coach Joseph brings a perfect blend of knowledge, enthusiasm, and personalized attention to every session. His coaching style is tailored to individual needs, ensuring that each participant receives focused guidance. The emphasis on proper form and technique has been instrumental in preventing injuries and maximizing gains.

    The training programs are challenging but incredibly effective. I appreciate how Coach Joseph motivates and pushes me beyond my comfort zone while maintaining a supportive and positive environment. It’s evident that he is not just a coach but a mentor genuinely invested in his clients’ success.

    If you’re serious about improving your weightlifting skills and achieving your fitness goals, I highly recommend Coach Joseph. His commitment to excellence sets him apart, making the training experience both enjoyable and transformative. I’m grateful for the progress I’ve made under his guidance and look forward to continuing my fitness journey with such an exceptional coach!

  • Scott Hicks

    I am a 55 year old retired firefighter and Joseph has been training me for over 4 years. His knowledge of strength training is both in depth and practical. Joseph is not only able to relate the obvious health benefits of strength training, but he is also able to impart the practical importance of being strong and useful to your family, friends and colleague’s in everyday life. Also, as a firefighter himself he has seen the consequences of not maintaining and improving ones physical abilities as we age. And, having a more than full time job (firefighters work 56 hours a week) and being a husband and father of two kids under 6, he is also able to relate to the everyday challenges of trying to find time to train amidst a busy and hectic life. He does not judge and does not care where one is in their strength/fitness journey. He is just proud and excited that one has taken the hardest step of all, to start and seek guidance. Joseph is extremely knowledgeable and supportive and able to motivate in a positive way, getting to know each of his clients and their individual goals, and helping them achieve those goals. Joseph is an excellent coach and will be extremely helpful to anyone wanting to get stronger, healthier and just be more useful in their everyday life. I recommend him without reservation.

  • Jonathan

    I’ve been training at Starting Strength San Antonio for about a year now. And have had the pleasure of being coached by Joseph. He is a very knowledgeable and excellent coach. He gives good cues and value feedback after the set. His coaching has helped progress my training beyond anything I could do on my own. I highly recommend Joseph as a strength coach.

  • Matthew

    Joseph is very knowledgeable and a great coach! He helped me with my squat, deadlift, bench press, and overhead press. The little details greatly improved my lifting and, most importantly to me, my ability to do them safely. He explained what I was doing, whether right or wrong, in a constructive way. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve their strength and to better themselves.

  • Jay

    Joseph is passionate about training and fitness. He is a down to earth person who will train anyone with a desire or interest to get stronger or reach a personal fitness goal. I have witnessed him train numerous people at all skill levels and ages from their 20’s all the way up to people aged 50-60.

    He helped me after a back injury get stronger than I was before the injury. Working with Joseph added 100 pounds to my squats.

    Amazing and thank you Joseph.

  • Bonnie

    I worked with Joseph for 2 years and was grateful for his experience, expertise, enouragement! He was great at explaining how I could revise my form and always quick to give positive feedback! This guy knows his stuff and wants you to succeed! Don’t hesitate to reach out to him for coaching! 👍

  • Shaunak Kamat

    Joseph is an amazing coach! I joined Starting Strength as a novice lifter. Because of trainers like Joseph I was able to make great progress on all my lifts and learn the correct form for all the movements.
    Joseph really understands the fundamentals and is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend Joseph as a coach for anyone looking to learn how to get stronger.

  • Kelly Leary

    Every time I have coaching sessions with Joseph I know he is going to keep me accountable with my form and prioritize one-on-one teaching moments after my lifts. I oftentimes hear his voice echoing in my head as I am lifting – his advice just sticks!

  • Joshua Mort

    Joseph is an amazing coach. His depth of knowledge in all strength subjects is exceptional. Joseph is a joy to work with and his positive attitude, friendliness and ability to notice exactly what is needed with each lift sets him apart from any non starting strength coach.


    I worked with Joseph last year for a number of months. I appreciated hi no nonsense approach to coaching. His cues and coaching were clear, concise and incredibly helpful not to mention FUN.

    If your considering working with Joseph don’t hesitate he’s a good person and a fantastic coach.

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