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Modified Strongman Instructor - Level 2

The course for Level 1 Certified Modified Strongman Instructors

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Modified Strongman Instructor Course - Level 2

This e-learning course is delivered online for Level 1 Certified Modified Strongman Instructors who want to take their knowledge of MST beyond a class format and learn how to use it to supplement training programmes for strength, fat loss, rehabilitation and sports specific for athletes.

On successful completion of the course Instructors will elevate their certification Modified Strongman Instructor - Level 2.

Learning Aims

The aims of the Level 2 Certificate course include:

  • Learn advanced strongman exercise variations.
  • Learn how to use strongman training to make you better at doing the movements that you're trying to do.
  • Learn MST complexes for hypertrophy, endurance and metabolic conditioning.
  • Understand progressive programming so you can write training plans for your clients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to prescribe strongman training in client programmes to improve performance.
  • Be able to use MST with clients as part of rehabilitation programmes.

Course Structure

This is an e-learning course delivered online, allowing learners to study at their own pace, on any device, anywhere in the world.

An optional Practical Training day is available to all learners for the opportunity to meet with instructors, other learners, get hands-on with MST equipment and take the assessment without the need to submit video evidence.

Learning Resources

All Instructors enrolled on the Level 2 Certificate are supported with:

  • Online e-learning videos and images
  • Downloadable PDF manual
  • Test Your Knowledge quizzes at the end of each section.
  • Sample training programmes showing use of MST for strength, fat loss, rehabilitation and sports specific.
  • Online tutor and community support.
  • Option to attend a Practical Training day.

Study Time

The recommended study time for the course is 20 hours plus the option of an additional practical training day.

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to study towards Modified Strongman Instructor - Level 2 must be a Modified Strongman Instructor - Level 1.

Assessment Requirements

  • Online knowledge check.
  • Online video submission demonstrating you can safety instruct the advanced MST movements.
  • Online case study. You will be given a client profile for which you have to write a 12 week programme.

After Certification

On successful completion of Level 2 Certificate instructors will;

  1. Receive a Certificate from Strongman Academy UK as a Certified Modified Strongman Instructor - Level 2.
  2. Be able to apply for position of Master Trainer - offering the chance to deliver Level 1 courses.

Coaches Insurance

Coaches certified by the Strongman Academy UK benefit from discounted Public Liability insurance through our partners, BGI UK. To claim the discount coaches must select ‘Strongman’ from the list of activities on the BGI UK website or inform them of your Strongman certification when applying.


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Your Instructor


Liz Barker
Liz Barker

One the UK's foremost fitness coaches and Modified Strongman Instructors, Liz Barker built on the success of her two London gyms, London’s City Strongman and The Foundry, by co-founding the Strongman Academy UK in 2019.


Liz has 17 years of extensive industry experience delivering more than 10,000 hours as a personal trainer and strength coach in a number of world class gyms and is a firm believer in the remarkable benefits of MST.


Whether your goals are to improve your sporting performance, at any level, get the physique you have always wanted, or recover from injury quickly, according to Liz, “modified strongman training will hands down deliver the results you want with plenty of fun thrown in for good measure”.


Course Curriculum


  Course Introduction
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  Modified Strongman for Strength Training
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  Energy Training Systems
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  Implementing MST
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  Programme Design for Hypertrophy
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  Programme Design for Fat Loss
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  Programme Design for Injury Rehabilitation
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  Limitations of Modified Strongman
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  MST Advanced Exercises
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  FARMER'S WALK
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  TYRE
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  SLEDGE HAMMER
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  KEGS
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  Assessment and beyond
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and ends whenever you are ready! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What happens after I become certified?
On successful completion of this course learners become Certified Level 2 Modified Strongman Instructor from the Strongman Academy UK.
Can you recommend a provider of Gym Instructor - Level 2 certifications?
Yes we can. We can also suggest a provider for your Personal Training - Level 3. Email [email protected] and we will recommend the best option for you.
Who are Strongman Academy UK?
Strongman Academy UK is the official provider of endorsed Modified Strongman Instructor training courses in the UK. For more information visit strongmanacademy.co.uk.

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