Experienced coach seeks lifters who want personal records and enjoy banter about the true, the good and the beautiful. Karl has a PhD in philosophy and an M.S. in engineering and is comfortable talking about Aristotle one minute and squat mechanics the next. He taught in universities for twenty years but left academia to do real work helping people become strong. Karl has been coaching since 2012 and enjoys helping people become more glorious.

Learn More About Karl

  • Karl has seen the great benefits of strength in his own life and wants to share this with others

  • Karl has never been beaten in Trivial Pursuit

  • Coaching is the career Karl never knew he wanted until he started doing it

Karl has been lifting for most of his life but got serious about it when his first son was born. Carrying the boy led to painful back spasms. Deadlifting cured the pain, and he discovered how important strength is to one’s quality of life.

He has long been interested in the classics and spent twenty years teaching philosophy in universities. Karl now also works as a seminar host at Online Great Books and co-hosts the Online Great Books Podcast and the Music and Ideas Podcast.

His life plan could be summarized as 1) read books, 2) lift weights, 3) talk about books, 4) coach people to lift weights, and 5) profit. So far, so good!


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