Testimonials

“In my two years working with Keegan at the Catalan Dragons, Keegan transformed my outlook on health and performance and I will be forever grateful to him for this.”

DARYL MILLARD – Bulldogs, Catalans Dragons

Daryl Millard - IRN-BRU Award

Daryl Millard – IRN-BRU Award

“Keegan Smith will become a pioneer in the field of strength, conditioning and nutrition that I have no doubt about. All great coaches push boundaries to find the truth and Keegan does this with great enthusiasm and intelligence.”

PHIL RICHARDS – Leading Strength and Nutrition Expert based in the UK

Phil Richards  - a mentor of Keegan Smith

Phil Richards – a mentor of Keegan Smith

‘‘He’s got me through this season and I’ve never felt stronger,’’ he said. ‘‘I normally don’t do weights, but the program he has set for me has been great. Keegan is great.”

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS – Roosters, All Blacks, Toulon, Bulldogs

Roosters - 2013 NRL Champions

Roosters – 2013 NRL Champions

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience working with Keegan. His knowledge and advice regarding strength training, speed training and nutrition has been the best and most comprehensive I have ever encountered in my professional sporting career.

TOM SYMONDS – Roosters, Manly NRL

Tom Symonds

Tom Symonds

Keegan was truly an all-rounder when it came to physical preparation. The feedback from the players was that he was always able to explain himself well which is half the battle when it comes to coaching elite athletes. I’m still implementing some of his ideas in my training.

HAYDEN KNOWLES

Hayden Knowles - Parramatta Eels, Danny Green

Hayden Knowles – Parramatta Eels, Danny Green

The strongest I’ve ever been doing weights with you Keegan and I’ve done some weights in my 3 years off the field.

ANTHONY CHERRINGTON – Pre-season ’13

Anthony Cherrington

“Keegan Smith has been really good for me.”

JAKE FRIEND

Jake Friend

“My overall strength has gone up a lot.”

MITCHELL AUBUSSON

Mitchell Aubusson

“It was lovely to have you with us last night.

You were a major asset to the great success of our Wellbeing seminar last night. Everyone I spoke to said how valuable it was for them, and how glad they were to have attended. No-one was disappointed!

Your presentation was so professional and informative, and beautifully presented. I sincerely thank you for enabling our Wellbeing Program to be so successful.

I also thank you for being so generous of spirit and graciousness. All of us at Wolper are grateful and appreciate your support. ”

WOLPER HOSPITAL

Wolper Hospital

 

Strength Coach Academy

Strength Coach Academy Certification

Are you a graduate in Exercise / Sports Science or a qualified PT looking to stand out from the crowd?

Do you work with athletes and want them to go beyond their competitors?

If any of this is you then you’re just like I was almost 10 years ago.
Since then I travelled the world, worked with 4 different pro teams as  a volunteer then an assistant and then as head of a program. I’ve also had the chance to study under many of the industry leaders like Phil Richards, Charles Poliquin, John Bros, Derek Woodske, Hayden Knowles, Joseph Coyne, Reed Davis, Ido Portal and many more experts in fields that you wouldn’t think of as being directly related to High Performance.

Hayden Knowles - Parramatta Eels, Danny Green

In my 3 successful years as the head of my department, first in France with the Catalans Dragons and now with 2013 premiership winning Sydney Roosters, I’ve learned a lot.
My approach has always been to live what you preach and that you can’t give what you don’t have. This means that I commit fully to work hard on optimal mindset, nutrition, supplementation, sleep, recovery and training so that I can apply these methods to help my athletes use more of their unlimited potential.
In the gym I apply everything that works: powerlifting, olympic lifting, strongman training, gymnastics, speed work, bodybuilding, mobility drills etc. The result is a unique method of programming and exercise selection that I have seen develop athletes beyond their own expectations. The system has also worked effectively for assistant coaches and interns who have applied these methods with their own teams and training.
Now the challenge is to more coaches to apply this system around the world to move athletes and coaches to another level.
To become certified at a Strength Coach Academy coach you need to achieve excellence as an athlete, coach and go beyond the training environment to get the most out of yourself.
The program includes an internship with a top quality coach, the strength essentials course and the unique system of 6 months of strength coach webinars. You’ll also have the chance to attend and re-attend to our other workshops -> Strength Gymnastics, PT Blitz and private workshops.
As you go through the course you will have the chance to understand and discuss the materials at length as you apply them with yourself and your clients. While there is certainly a theory component to the course the focus is on getting good theory into practice in the most effective way. Many great programs leave all their magic on the paper through ineffective application.
If you commit to completing this process the best you can we will commit to helping you get to where you want to be in the industry.
Total of the program cost is $4000 (AUD).
If you’d like to do any of these components separately the cost is:
$2500 for the webinars – weekly 1hour education and accountability call with 5-10 other strength coaches going through the same process.
$2000 for the internship – 5 days with a leading strength coach where you’ll get to work and build the hands on skills you need to get better results than you thought possible (this can be done on any continent through our network of elite coaches).
$890 for Strength Essentials – 2 day webinar that explains how to get average athletes and clients to elite level using lots of tools that other coaches aren’t using or applying with the same purpose.
$1000  - Supplementary courses.
$X – Expand your network of quality coaches.
$1000 – Members site access.
If you’d like to apply email me your CV and I will call to discuss why you want to work with us (keeganrs@gmail.com) and make sure we can work together.
We look forward to working with you.
Keegan Smith & Corey Bocking
Roosters - 2013 NRL Champions

Roosters – 2013 NRL Champions

 

“In my two years working with Keegan at the Catalan Dragons, Keegan transformed my outlook on health and performance and I will be forever grateful to him for this.”

DARYL MILLARD  – Bulldogs, Dragons

“Keegan Smith will become a pioneer in the field of strength, conditioning and nutrition that I have no doubt about. All great coaches push boundaries to find the truth and Keegan does this with great enthusiasm and intelligence.”

PHIL RICHARDSLeading Strength and Nutrition Expert based in the UK

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience working with Keegan. His knowledge and advice regarding strength training, speed training and nutrition has been the best and most comprehensive I have ever encountered in my professional sporting career.

TOM SYMONDS - Roosters, Manly NRL

. Keegan was truly an all-rounder when it came to physical preparation. The feedback from the players was that he was always able to explain himself well which is half the battle when it comes to coaching elite athletes. I’m still implementing some of his ideas in my training.

HAYDEN KNOWLES

The strongest I’ve ever been doing weights with you Keegan and I’ve done some weights in my 3 years off the field. 

ANTHONY CHERRINGTON – Pre-season ’13

“Keegan Smith has been really good for me.”

JAKE FRIEND

“My overall strength has gone up a lot.”

MITCHELL AUBUSSON

It was lovely to have you with us last night.

You were a major asset to the great success of our Wellbeing seminar last night. Everyone I spoke to said how valuable it was for them, and how glad they were to have attended. No-one was disappointed!

Your presentation was so professional and informative, and beautifully presented. I sincerely thank you for enabling our Wellbeing Program to be so successful.

 I also thank you for being so generous of spirit and graciousness.  All of us at Wolper are grateful and appreciate your support. 

WOLPER HOSPITAL

Roosters grand final preparation!

Roosters Vs Manly post-game 2013 finals. Interview with Jared Coote on how we prepare for the last 2 games of the season and how the players performed in the gym compared to my expectations in 2013.

Interview on ROOSTERS TV

What would you have done in this position less than 3 weeks out from the final?

10 steps to becoming a Strength Coach

10 steps to becoming a Strength Coach

  1. Train yourself- put time and effort into mastering your craft, your body and your health
  2. Volunteer time- work experience is crucial to learning the industry
  3. Spend time in the environment you wish to be in
  4. Coach someone- get good at what you want to do- practice with an athlete!
  5. Work on coaching skills, cues and calling technique
  6. Build a great network with like minded individuals
  7. Get some perspective, always look at the bigger picture
  8. Lean to work with different personalities, backgrounds and people
  9. Keep learning, then learn some more….and then more again.
  10. Think positively. Look to the positives in others programs rather than searching for a negative.

This was part of the review post by Clint Hartley who attended the November Strength Essentials seminar. Make sure you’re on the mailing list if you’d like to be the first to hear about upcoming dates to for workshops to be release nex

Strength Essentials group photo

Strength Essentials group photo

Read the full article here

 

KB Overhead squats – A great test of mobility!

KB Overhead squats - A great test of mobility!

KB Overhead squats – A great test of mobility!

If you’ve mastered the overhead squat then this is the next place to go. Last time I tried these I couldn’t deal with 16kg kettlebells. I think all the handstands have helped.

Start light and work your way up. Gold standard is 32kg KB’s for reps.

Overhead squat test

 

Keegan Smith interview with Nick Crocker

Keegan Smith interview with Nick Crocker

What has changed most in the way you think about health and fitness in the last year??