Weekly Program Management: We manage every aspect of your program on a week to week basis to ensure you are maximizing your effort training. You can expect less than 24hr turnaround time from when you submit your plan to when the updated version is delivered to you.
Includes Movement Coaching: We aren’t just looking at numbers. We ensure all of our athletes are working to be as efficient as possible to prevent injuries and express more of the strength they already have. Everything included in Movement Coaching is included here.
Athlete Dashboard: This is where you submit your training plan, videos, and any other feedback each week. You’ll also have links to our video library, Facebook group, and your Coaches calendar so you can schedule phone or Skype calls whenever you’d like.
100% Individualized Training Plan: No stone is left unturned in our initial assessment. We look at movement quality, injury history, available equipment, days you want to train, sleep habits, hydration, and many other factors. All of this information comes together in your training plan specifically for you.
Exclusive Benefits + 50% Off Courses: As a client you will get half-off pricing for any Kabuki Strength educational course taking place throughout the year in various locations. Course registration fees range from $500 to $650 so the savings are substantial. Clients also receive a free gym membership to The Lab and access to discount codes for barbells, equipment, apparel, or other products in our online store. You will also receive a $75 discount on FLEX Optical VBT Sensor units for those interested in utilizing Velocity Based Training as part of their training plan.
Beginners to Advanced: Our team of coaches has successfully taken some of the strongest athletes in the world to reach new personal bests and win some of the largest competitions in history. The same coaches who work with our most advanced athletes also work with novice trainees to help them understand their unique leverages, train with improved movement, and reach new personal bests. We welcome all levels of experience and value the challenge that each athlete presents to us.
This video highlights the primary features and functions of Virtual Coaching with Kabuki Strength, our flagship service.
What is virtual coaching?
This is our flagship and most popular Virtual Coaching service. Weekly Virtual Coaching includes comprehensive assessment and engagement to promote the best possible coach/athlete relationship. Our team has spent years building systems and processes to help optimize and provide the best possible feedback and direction forward week to week using various methods of autoregulation, frequent feedback, and video analysis. We view this coaching as a long-term athletic development process, not just a 12-week program to peak you for a meet. This means we’re devoted to the holistic picture of helping you to improve in the direction of your specific goals and approaching them from all possible angles to help you to the greatest degree possible.
Something that sets us apart from other coaching services is that we are exactly that, a coaching service. This is not a template or even just an individual program. Our goal is long-term development of the individual and we try to cover all the bases for that as it relates to training. In addition to receiving an updated training program weekly, you will also be given a movement plan at the beginning and as needed later which gives technical cues to work on based on video analysis, and corrective drills to begin to address faults in technique. This helps us ensure we’re developing movement quality in conjunction with other athletic qualities to help optimize not only your performance but also longevity.
Remote coaching has some unique obstacles not present during tradition in-person coaching. Most challenges revolve around communication which is why we’ve created systems to manage multiple communicatory paths. We combine the objective information provided in your training log with the subjective information provided in your weekly check-ins to decide what needs updated and ultimately to determine how effective the training is. Ultimately, once you become part of the Kabuki Strength Team you become the most important person to us. Your goals become our goals and we only have your best interest in mind.
who is this service good for?
While we primarily work with strength athletes (powerlifters, weightlifters, strongman, etc.) this is a service that has benefitted individuals from all walks of life. Whether you’re looking to set a new world record or just looking to be able to pick things up pain-free and continue to train and lead a healthy lifestyle, we are here to help you reach those goals. The hands-on nature of this service makes it well suited for anyone and everyone looking to live better through strength.
Methodology and athlete-coach dynamic
Watch this video to get an inside-view into the athlete-coach dynamic with athlete Peter Nguyen and Kabuki Strength’s Director of Coaching and Performance (and Peter’s Coach) Brandon Senn.
Here Is What Some Of Our Athletes Have To Say About Working With Us.
Team Member Since May 2017 – Top 5 All-Time Total Record Holder At 220
“The Kabuki Strength Virtual Coaching program is unlike any other. We can talk about progress all day, but what really makes them special is the care and thoughtfulness put into every program that is sent out through a computer from Clackamas, OR. There are many services that claim truly individualized programming, but only one I know of with a team of coaches devoted to the best services available in the industry. As a coach myself, I have had questions and been a pain in the ass sometimes about WHY we are doing something, but knowing that the team and head coach Brandon Senn are all willing to have a CONVERSATION as equals and as friends, and discuss the method is one of the largest driving factors as to why KS Virtual Coaching is quite literally the best out there.
Among personal conversation, the fact that each coach dedicates about an hour of their lives to have a live call and Q/A with every member of the private Facebook group is just another incredible instance of the service and the care they provide. It isn’t just coaching, it’s friendship, and it isn’t just about the lifting at that point. It’s learning, teaching, and passing on knowledge in a great way. I’m grateful to have them handling my training.”
Team Member Since September 2017 | American Top Team Strength Coach – BS Sports Medicine – Competitive Powerlifter
I’ve been in the strength Industry for well over 10 years, Powerlifting for over 4 years and as a strength coach myself, I know that this was the best decision I’ve made for my own personal athletic career by far. Working with Kabuki and Brady has let me focus on my own training while not having to worry about getting some cookie cutter program. Learning and bouncing ideas off of coaches that actually live what they are promoting. Coaches that actually live in the trenches and train hard just like their athletes do. Everything in the program is well organized and coordinated to help achieve optimal performance. I more than pleased with the coaching I am getting, feeling stronger and healthier than ever!”
Team Member Since January 2017 – Strength Coach and Competitive Powerlifter
“I came across Kabuki Strength after completing my first novice PL comp. I wanted to find a coaching service that not only focuses on their athletes getting stronger but also their longevity in the sport. Being in the personal training industry myself for 10+ years I’m a strong believer in pain-free movement under load and individualised movement systems to improve clients weaknesses, limitations based on their exercise or injury history.
At 6’4 my priority was always to be as pain free as possible while getting stronger (impossible right?). I first signed up to the Kabuki Movement video library which I became obsessed with and spent hours and hours watching all the videos and making notes to apply to my sessions. Its like these guys spoke my language. Every niggle or issue I’ve had in the past they had covered in a video and explained why/how to correct it. Within days I was hooked on Kabuki Strength and had booked my initial consult online with Brandon Senn and my coach to be. They introduced me to velocity-based training and autoregulation. I immediately saw the benefits of this within my first block. The personal movement plan was a significant part of the coaching since it managed and eventually eradicated all the niggles and restrictions in my main movements. Since going the Kabuki Virtual coaching services I have not looked back.
Team Member Since January 2016 | Physical Therapist and Competitive Powerlifter
“I’ve been working with Kabuki Strength Virtual Coaching since September of 2015. Prior to that, I had been lifting for 10 years. In that time, I’ve tested out a wide variety of different programs and training philosophies and seen success with many of them; however, I had become frustrated with my lack of progress and knew it was time for a change. As someone with their B.S. in Exercise Science and a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy, I was hesitant to go outward and seek help. It seemed as if I was admitting defeat. Looking back, it was the best decision I could have made for my training. Despite my background, it can be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to be 100% objective when writing your own training. I’m proud to say that since I began my journey with Kabuki Strength, I’ve added 20 pounds to my squat and deadlift and 30 pounds to my bench while dropping down two weight classes.
When I started, I was very impressed by the level of detail and care that went into my assessment and the development of my program. Brandon is always quick to answer any questions and is great about tailoring my training to not only my goals but to my life. Having worked with the virtual coaching for so long, I’ve had the pleasure to see it evolve from those early stages to what it is today and can say that it only continues to get better.
Shortly after signing up, I had the opportunity to attend a KMS Seminar in my area and got to workhands on with the team. The seminar allowed me not only a chance to workhands on with the people writing my training, but also opened up a whole new thought process when it came to movement. It was a great experience that I would recommend for anyone who is virtual athlete or is one the fence about signing up. The knowledge I took away from the seminar was invaluable not only in my own training but in my clinical practice. I continue to use it today for my patients and find myself referring to kabuki.ms whenever I need new ideas or a refresher.
All in all, I would recommend Kabuki Strength Virtual Coaching to anyone looking to take their training to the next level.”
Team Member Since April 2017 – MS Speech Language Pathologist – Competitive Powerlifter
Kabuki, to me, is like a family that is always there for you. They support you and lift you up. I wandered into their facility with a hip injury wanting some information on movement drills that would help me squat again. I already had an online coach but wanted some one-on-one in-person help. Not only did Brady help me with my squat, but he also took the time to look at my deadlift and bench. A couple months later I attended Chris Duffin’s birthday and deadlift party at Kabuki and met Sarah Ross. She encouraged me to message Brandon about their coaching services. Over the next couple of weeks, Brandon patiently and quickly answered every email I sent him. I joined up soon after.
The onboarding process was amazing. They took the time to get to know me as a person and what goals I had for myself. They weren’t just interested in looking at my 3 lifts. I was given personalized drills to complete during my warm-ups to assist with the lifts I would be performing that day. Anytime I needed a little extra one-on-one, Cassandra always welcomed me into their gym to assist me at a time that worked best for us both. My hip eventually healed, and I kept getting stronger. I attended my first meet where my coach (who had just come home from her honeymoon and was on the other side of the country giving a seminar) took the time to skype me and mentally prep me for my first meet. She went over numbers with me, gave me advice and words of encouragement. I took first in my weight class at that meet.
Anytime I have ever needed help or advice, someone is there to answer it. I never feel like an idiot coming to them with my questions or with something that needs clarification. I recently started a new job after my first competition and my schedule completely up-ended. When I wasn’t getting in my training because of this, Cassandra reached out to me. She helped me figure out a way to make things work for me and my schedule. I never feel alone with Kabuki. They always have my back and want me to be the best version of myself.”
Team Member Since March 2017 – Competitive Marathon Runner – Competitive Powerlifter
Signing up for the Virtual Coaching was one of the best decisions I have made. The information that you have access to in invaluable. They break down complex concepts in ways that everyone can understand, either through your coach, the Kabuki seminars or on Kabuki.ms. Communication with your coach couldn’t be easier. This isn’t a one program fits all mentality either. The coaches take the time to listen to what you want to get out of your training and tailor the training to your needs. Believe me, I signed up to train for powerlifting and then decided to run a marathon. My training program completely changed to help me not only with endurance but also with strength. I completed the marathon in October of 2017 and completed my first powerlifting competition in December of 2017 with PR’s in all three lifts. With open and constant communication, my coach tailored my training programs for these two extreme opposites, just two months apart. Keeping me injury free the whole time. I don’t think I would have been as successful in either discipline without my coach.
Team Member Since March 2016 – Strength Enthusiast
Singing the praises of Kabuki Strength is easy when you are an elite powerlifter: Chris and his team are the best of the best and an inspiration for all high-level strength athletes. However being a weak 40-something corporate rat from Europe with no prior experience in powerlifting, I must admit I was slightly skeptical as to the impact of Kabuki’s virtual coaching on me. But I took the plunge anyway, and god was I wrong.. . Despite being on the other side of the world and being a complete noob, Chris and Brandon have delivered an incredible experience that I did not expect at all. I have been with Kabuki for 2 years, and the amount of progress I have seen at my ripe age is nothing short of amazing. Coaching elite athletes is very rewarding but the mark of a truly great coach is when they can make someone as mediocre as I improve so much. Brandon is that kind of coach and my investment in Kabuki had been repaid tenfold. The level of responsiveness and care from Brandon is incredible, and any request (as stupid as it may be) is always thoughtfully answered within a few hours. I would recommend Kabuki to anyone (and I mean anyone) who wishes to get way stronger and move way better while increasing your longevity and health. Trust me, they are that good…