Phil Stevens is an accomplished strength athlete and strength coach. Athletically he has considerable experience in Powerlifting, strongman competition, and highland games. Phil is the 2007 APA World Champion in the 242-pound class (total). He has held the APF 275-pound class raw National bench, squat, deadlift, and total records. Phil is now working his way to a 804+lbs raw beltless deadlift in the 275 weight class he just narrowly missed at lockout in Pleasanton Ca. He has been ranked in the “Top 10” in the deadlift across all national powerlifting federations. In addition, Phil has in a few short months moved to the A class in highland games with the goal of going Pro. He has accomplished all this despite being crushed as a child having his pelvic structure shattered in 16 pieces, his femoral artery severed and replaced, being told he would never walk again, and having no cartilage remaining in his left hip.
Phil has also been an insider in the industry for over a decade. He has worked as a strength coach, on large scale forums, and for supplement companies as a strength coach and consultant, and rubbing elbows with the best coaches in the world. Phil has been employed by equipment manufacturers as a consultant on how to better produce their lines of equipment. Has vast experience coaching in person and distance with men and women in all walks of life from athlete to beginner. Has taken a number of athletes from the couch, or simple recreational lifter and brought them to national and world record holders in strength sports. Phil is known as the guy who has been there done that, from facing life halting injury to recreating himself from obese in his early 20′s to an 165lb runner, to a national record holding athlete – if you’re there, it’s likely he can relate.
Professional Commitments: In addition to his coaching duties, He also is the co-founder of Strength Guild. He serves as the Kansas State Chair for the SPF Southern Powerlifting Federation. He is the founder of Lift For Hope, an annual strength competition with proceeds donated to charity. He is the co-creator and host of Iron Radio with Dr. Lonnie Lowery and Rob Fortney. The number one rated fitness and nutrition podcast available for free via the website (ironradio.org) or on Itunes. He also runs his own printing and marketing business which he uses to help fitness professionals and gyms as well as federal and state governments including the armed forces (business cards, business forms, books, CD’s to t-shirts with everything in between) that can be found at www.bingcolorprint.com.
Other Noteables Bullet Points:
Have coached athletes to National and world titles in powerlifting in numerous age groups from teen to master. Also worked 5 years training fitness competitors and physique athletes as well as everything from endurance competitors to strength athletes reach their goals
Owns and operates Strength Guild the facility as well as online entity and its power, Olympic lifting and highland games teams.
Starting Strength Certified by close friend Mark Rippetoe, Attended and lent a hand at Marks first Starting Strength Cert in San Diego.
Attended and helped teach the deadlift portion of the Crossfit powerlifting cert at Crossfit Pleasanton with close friend Mark Bell and Jesse Burdick.
Phil has coached numerous Olympic lifting certifications at crossfits across the USA from Crossfit Arizona (John Crow) to Crossfit Montana (Chris and Lisa Lupo), Crossfit New Mexico to Diablo Crossfit where Phil met his wife and fellow coach and owner of Strength Guild Sarah.
With his marketing, promotion and print business Phil creates the products and shipments for heavy hitters in the fitness industry such as close friend Jim Wendler and his 531 line. Mark Bell and his super training team as well as many crossfits across the country.
Phil has been a speaker in numerous seminars with PT’s gaining CEU’s from NSCA, ISSN, ACE and more.
Phil Stevens Powerlifting Seminar
Saturday June 1, 2013 9am-6pm, for all levels
June 1st & 2nd 9am-6pm for Competitors & Coaches
1. Raw Powerlifting defining the sport and its training benefit and differences over athletics, as well as raw vs equiped.
4. Dead Lift
We will go through all moves, ID differences in leverages in people and show how they can maximize their own body
Learn how to coach
Lift heavy and learn your weakness
Only 40 spots available!!!!