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Pre-Script® Barbell

Master the discipline of raw strength development, from novice to elite and beyond.

2 hrs/week of LIVE online lectures +
1 hr/week of LIVE interactive labs


Your personal
Barbell hardcover manual included.


Anyone, anywhere can participate with our integrative online classroom.


NSCA & NASM Accredited


*Free* access to our exclusive online coaches community!

Adapt - Progress - Optimize 

This course is designed to ensure you develop a deep understanding of both the theory and application of the three foundational barbell lifts.

  • Proper Setup & Execution of the Squat, Bench Press & Deadlift
  • Individualized Assessments and Technique Prescriptions 
  • Exercise Progression and Regression Models
  • Comprehensive Technique Analysis + Training
  • Easy-To-Follow Programming Tools

Expand your knowledge. Increase your value.

PS® Barbell hardcover manual is included at no extra cost for every student! A visually stunning and comprehensive textbook that expands on theory and application covered within the Pre-Script® Barbell Coaching Certification curriculum.

Join Thousands of Pre-Script® Certified Coaches Worldwide

The perfect blend of empirical, theoretical and anecdotal evidence to inform practice.

"I've enjoyed every second of the PS Barbell Course. 

The course has allowed me to completely individualize technique based coaching, taking into account impaired movement, strength discrepancies, and even individual anthropometry. 

But more importantly, it has reframed my understanding of programming and higher-level strength application. It has changed my coaching process immediately and I know for a fact - the changes will deliver results for anyone I work with. 

I would recommend this course to anyone. 

This course is now the bar to which I'll compare any other forms of continued education."

- JON MALLON (@consultingstrength) -

A New Outlook on Your Career

Our goal at Pre-Script® is to re-ignite your passion for coaching by providing education that is exciting, engaging and actionable. 

With our unique approach to the assessment, execution, programming, and coaching of the squat, bench press, and deadlift, this course will provide you with the practical tools and understanding necessary to improve the outcomes of your clients and athletes.

Maximize Your Learning Potential

We provide everything you need to get the most out of your experience.

  • Live Online Lectures:  2hrs/week of live lectures + 1hr/week of live interactive labs taught by Dr Jordan Shallow, D.C. & Pre-Script® Coach Stuart Locke. Each lecture is recorded for viewing at your convenience.
  • Live Online Interactive Labs: Comprehensive weekly think tanks by the best and brightest of the Pre-Script® Coaching community. A cornerstone of our education experience, these interactive labs allow for open discussion and, more importantly, forge lasting relationships with coaches, clinicians, and athletes across the world.
  • Continuing Education Credits: This course is pre-approved by the NSCA for 2.0 CEUs and the NASM for 0.9 CEUs. (See the FAQ section on this page for more credit information.)
  • *FREE* Barbell Hardcover Manual: Every Barbell course student gets their own exclusive copy of the Pre-Script® Barbell manual - a visually stunning and comprehensive textbook that expands on theory and application covered within the Barbell course curriculum.
  • *FREE* Exclusive Coaches Community Access: Join thousands of other Pre-Script® coaches from around the world in our exclusive online community! 

Ready to get started?

Pre-Script® BarbellThe definitive compendium of developing elite performance under the barbell, interpreted through the lens of applied biomechanics and motor skill development.
Course textbook included
The 176-Page hardcover Pre-Script® Barbell Manual, shipped to your door.
Complementary Pre-Script® Collective access
Our exclusive online coach’s community featuring a variety of weekly coaching development sessions.
Earn 0.9 NSCA / NASM CEUs upon successful completion of the course.


Your Instructors:

Dr. Jordan Shallow, D.C.

Pre-Script® Founder

Jordan is a chiropractor and a competitive powerlifter who champions getting movement right, from the outset. Jordan's patients and clients range from world-class athletes to 9-5 weekend warriors. Understanding the needs of the individual, and the subsequent demands that a particular lifestyle imposes on each person, is the cornerstone on which his clinical practice is built and provides the guidance for him to provide the best care, to everyone.

Stuart Locke

Pre-Script® Coach

Stuart is an internationally-acclaimed powerlifting coach, and the owner of  Kodiak Barbell- a powerlifting coaching and apparel brand. Stuart was a 2 sport varsity athlete at the University of Ottawa, playing defensive line on the football team and front row on the rugby team. Stuart believes successful coaching depends strongly on the coach-athlete relationship and the development of a strong bond with each athlete, which is reflected in his coaching style.



Classes begin the week of April 1, 2024.

Live lecture and lab times will be established to reach the greatest amount of students, across the greatest amount of time zones.

Yes. The Barbell Course is accredited by the NASM and NSCA for 0.9 CEUs.

*Most Pre-Script courses and live events are available for continued education units/credits or can be petitioned for CEUs from unlisted organizations. 

There are no prerequisites for taking this course. 

This course is valuable for ANYONE in the fitness or rehab space who wants to expand their knowledge in order to provide the best programming and results possible for their clientele.