One of my favorite features here at Breaking Muscle is our guest coach and featured programming. Every three weeks we announce a new coach - someone who is an expert in their given field, whether it be martial arts, kettlebells, Olympic lifting, gymnastics, powerlifting, CrossFit, or otherwise.


For every coach we feature:

  • Three weeks of custom workouts - posted Monday - Thursday.
  • In-depth interviews about their history, methodology, and philosophy on training.


For me personally, I love talking to these amazing people and getting to share their insights and experiences with all of you. In case you have missed any of them, here is a run-down of who we have featured so far on Breaking Muscle:


John Hackleman, The Pit, Chuck LiddellJohn Hackleman - The founder of the world reknown fight gym, The Pit, John has been fighting since the early age of 9 years old. From a humble beginning in Hawaii, John worked his way up to being the man behind the success of UFC champion Chuck Liddell. John shared his beginnings and some unique, heart-pounding workouts with us.




Sean Waxman, Olympic lifting, weightliftingSean Waxman - A third generation world-class athlete, Sean comes from a long line of competitors. Not only was he a champion weightlifter, but he studied biomechanics as well. Sean gave it to us straight about the challenges of Olympic weightlifting and how he plans to change it all.





Andy Petranek, CrossFit LAAndy Petranek - Founder of CrossFit Los Angeles, one of the original 10 CrossFit gyms. Before that Andy was a professional adventure racer, a Redbull athlete, and a marine. To this day Andy is an amazing athlete and an inspiration for anyone over the age of 40. Not to mention, Andy has a special something as a coach.




John Farr, UCLAJohn Farr - A former strength and conditioning coach at UCLA, John Farr has worked with some of the best athletes in the world. From this experience John has developed tried-and-true methods for building strength and avoiding injury. But most of all he believes it all comes down to mental toughness.




Chris LaLanne, LaLanne FitnessChris LaLanne - The grandnephew of health-guru Jack LaLanne, Chris is carrying on the family tradition through his gym in San Francisco. LaLanne Fitness is a CrossFit gym, but with a the unique LaLanne touch to it. Chris focuses on excellent coaching and perfect form before anything else.





Roger Harrell, The Cave, GymnasticsRoger Harrell - Coming to athletics late in life, or relatively late given that his sport is gymnastics, Roger has a unique ability to coach adults and non-athletes. Roger's workouts are some of the most detailed we have posted, full of videos, tips, and drills on how to build basic gymnastic skills.





Liam Liam "Taku" Bauer - Liam “Taku” Bauer is the co-founder of “Truth, Not Trend” is the slogan for Hybrid Fitness and Taku takes a thoughtful and scientific approach to the way he trains his clientele.






As you might have noticed, there are no female coaches on this list! We are remedying that with our next two coaches coming up soon - Andrea DuCane, Master Kettlebell Instructor, and Eva Twardokens, Olympian and former downhill skiier. Keep your eyes open for some amazing workouts and interviews from these two phenomenol coaches/athletes!