JL Holdsworth is one of the most respected strength coaches in the industry. As a competitive powerlifter, he has posted a 905-pound squat, 775-pound bench press, and 804-pound deadlift. He also competed in mixed martial arts and grip competitions. Holdsworth is the owner of The Spot Athletics, where he works with athletes of all ages, sports, and discipline. He is also a co-founder of Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR).

By the minute:

  • (0:33) How JL and Dave met
  • (8:46) Is mobility work more challenging for bigger lifters than smaller lifters?
  • (20:40) Always question what we know
  • (30:00) “Success breeds passion” NOT “passion breeds success.”
  • (32:00) JL and The Spot Athletics’ financial issues
  • (37:37) What made you leave Westside?
  • (1:03:00) How to measure pain on a scale of 1-10
  • (1:05:40) JL’s first meet
  • (1:06:30) What does “going all in” really mean?
  • (1:16:00) Top 5 strength books?
  • (1:25:43) What does JL look for in a coach at Spot Athletics?
  • (1:27:04) Problems in the education of strength coaches
  • (1:39:54) Bands and chains: how do you figure out percentages?
  • (1:55:11) Bands and chains for sport longevity
  • (2:04:02) Listening to reason vs. your ego
  • (2:05:11) Chain use at Spot Athletics
  • (2:06:39) Reverse band tips
  • (2:08:57) How did the way you trained at Westside influence how you train younger athletes?
  • (2:13:26) JL’s biggest lesson from Westside
  • (2:15:56) JL on RPR