SWIS 2015 Vol.002 - JL Holdsworth - Strength Correctives-Building Armor For Your Athletes - Video
JL's technical expertise in lifts combined with his understanding of
how to identify and correct strength deficiencies make Holdsworth one
of the most respected strength coaches in the industry. He has written
for Elitefts.com for over 10 years and his technique videos on various
lifts have been among the most popular series on Elitefts.com.
He started his strength coach career at Wayne State University, where
he received his degree in Exercise Science. He then became a strength
coach at the University of Kentucky.
He left Kentucky to train for professional powerlifting at Westside
Barbell. There he held the highest bench press in the gym and the 4th
highest total of all-time at the 275lb. weight class before suffering
a herniated disc that took him out of competitive powerlifting. His
best competitive lifts are a 905 pound squat, 775 pound bench press,
and 804 pound deadlift. He rehabbed his back, without surgery, and
returned to competition this past year to win the WPC world Deadlift
He has also competes professionally in grip competitions and was a
part of the 2013 Mighty Mitts competition at The Arnold expo. Among
his best grip feats are farmers walking the Thomas Inch dumbbells for
Holdsworth is the owner The Spot Athletics, in Columbus Ohio, where he
works with athletes of all ages and sports disciplines. There he has
helped develop State, National and World champions in many different
sport disciplines. You can learn more about his facility at
With injury rates on the rise in sports, everyone is looking for that magical way to keep their athletes healthy. New monitoring, screening and reporting methods are constantly being added into the fold. These things are all insignificant to the original injury preventer, STRENGTH.