Each week, we shine the spotlight on one of our online coaching clients. The simple idea of making ourselves stronger through training brings together people of all different backgrounds and for all different purposes. In sharing our clients’ experiences we hope to share part of what makes our online community of lifters unique.

Caulin Snarr

Caulin Snarr, based in Orem Utah, is a Software Project Manager and is coached by Brent Carter. The team with all the dogs. So it makes sense that Caulin trains in his home gym with his super cute dog.

How long have you been training?

~ 6 months

Why did you start lifting?

I wanted to get more healthy and strong – but also, because instead of just “researching” things (watching YouTube videos), I wanted to start DOING something.

What do you love about training?

I really love having some time dedicated in my day to not think about work, and life stressors – but to only focus on not getting crushed by a loaded bar. It’s some good forced mediation.

What is your favorite lift?


What is something your coach has had to tell you a million and one times?

Don’t squat so high… Don’t squat so deep… Don’t squat so high… Don’t squat so deep…

What lifting achievement are you most proud of?

7-10 second grind rep on a 110 lb press – felt good to push through it!

Did you ever think at any point in your life that someday you’d be as strong as you are now?


Describe a time after you started training when someone noticed your gains. What was it like?

Dude – it was freakin awesome. My wife saw my arms and did a double take and said “Damn.” Ha!

What or who gets you to train when your motivation is really low?

My wife helps and supports me a lot!

What are some of your lifting-related goals for this year?  

Probably hitting 405 on the Squat!

Pre-workout of choice

Water! lol

What are some of your go-to lifting songs?

Over and Over and Over – Jack White

Bodak Yellow – Cardi B

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Backstreet Boys

What is the most embarrassing song you like?

Definitely Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Backstreet Boys – but it’s super good. Check it out

What do your parents or spouse call you when you are in trouble?

I don’t get in trouble… 🙂

Dead or alive, who would you love to lift with?

Tia-Clair Toomey! She’s a badass.

If BLOC made a yearbook, which do you think you’d most likely win?

Most likely to spend all their money on gym gear

What’s your favorite meal? Please use as much detail as possible.

Apollo Burger – Local food chain in Utah – Their specialty is a Pastrami Cheeseburger. It’s like a bacon cheeseburger except it’s topped with pastrami instead. So freakin’ delicious.

What was your favorite childhood TV show?


What are a couple of your favorite books?

Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown

Dad is Fat – Jim Gaffigan

Tell us your best dad joke.

Anyone says the word “Intense” – I say “Did you hear about the fire at the circus? … It was ‘in… tents!!!'”

What have you learned about yourself from barbell training?

I can still do hard things!



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