The Expertise

With a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida and over 20 years of experience and expertise, there is no question that Brian Schwab is a seasoned strength training veteran. He has been personal training for over 20 years, strength training for more than 26 years, and has been a competitive Powerlifter for the past 20 years. He has broken over 35 world records, over 25 of which he still holds. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. What other gym is run by someone with credentials like this?

“After having my total ranked #1 on Powerlifting USAs top 100 list for the 148 lb. class for the past 6 years and breaking the all time total twice I finally have accomplished my long time goal of making it on the cover. Thank you to Dave Tate and Jim Wendler for making me a part of the Elite Team, Sakari Selkainaho for performing the interview, my training partners for getting me to where I’m at today, and my wife for putting up with me. This means a lot to me.”
– Brian Schwab, May 2008


The Experience

In addition to his resume, Brian has a very notable list of honors and awards that solidify his experience and success. He was ranked #1 in the nation in the 148 lb. weight class for 8 consecutive years and still holds the highest total of all time with 1930 from best equipped competition lifts of a 765 lb squat, 565 lb bench and a 606 lb deadlift. Brian has since moved up to the 165 lb class and has accomplished equipped competition lifts of an 825 lb squat, 622 lb bench, 628 lb deadlift, and a 2045 total, placing him in 3rd for the highest total of all time in this class. Brian has also competed both raw and single ply. Brian’s best raw competition lifts are a 535 lb squat (without knee sleeves or wraps), a 352 lb bench, a 584 lb deadlift, and a 1473 total in the 165 lb class. In single ply Brian has squatted 722 lbs, benched 435 lbs, deadlifted 584 lbs and totaled 1735 lbs at 165. He has been a featured athlete on Orlando’s Wesh News channel 2, published three articles for Powermag Magazine, has been featured in numerous issues of Powerlifting USA, and is the longest standing still competitive sponsored powerlifter for EliteFTS where he posts his training log here:

Bottom line, becoming a member of Orlando Barbell will allow you to work first hand with a successful fitness professional to take advantage of his knowledge and expertise.





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