Testimonials

 

Charles Okpolo

Natalie Hanson

I have had the pleasure of working with James since I first made the USA open national equipped team back in 2016. I placed second at the 2016 IPF World Championship, third at the 2017 IWGA Powerlifting Championship, and first at 2018 Classic World Championship with James’s programming and coaching, as well as set various American and World records. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and I can’t wait to see what else the future holds.

I have had the pleasure of working with James since I first made the USA open national equipped team back in 2016. I placed second at the 2016 IPF World Championship, third at the 2017 IWGA Powerlifting Championship, and first at 2018 Classic World Championship with James’s programming and coaching, as well as set various American and World records. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and I can’t wait to see what else the future holds.

James Townsend is the best coach I have worked with for a handful of reasons. The support and genuine investment he has in every one of his athletes is incredible. With a schedule that sometimes is quite busy, James is accommodating, flexible, and attentive. He takes the time to view every training video and provide thorough technical feedback which has drastically improved my lifting and technique over the last 3 years. Because of his attention to detail, I have become a much more consistent lifter, which is better for both the athlete and coach. I can’t recommend James enough for power lifters who are truly willing to work hard and want to get to the next level.

James Townsend is the best coach I have worked with for a handful of reasons. The support and genuine investment he has in every one of his athletes is incredible. With a schedule that sometimes is quite busy, James is accommodating, flexible, and attentive. He takes the time to view every training video and provide thorough technical feedback which has drastically improved my lifting and technique over the last 3 years. Because of his attention to detail, I have become a much more consistent lifter, which is better for both the athlete and coach. I can’t recommend James enough for power lifters who are truly willing to work hard and want to get to the next level.

Jordan Kummer

Gabby Felps

James adapted training to account for spinal fusion surgery, something many trainers would avoid. He’s aggressive in terms of training, but cares about his lifters’ health.

James adapted training to account for spinal fusion surgery, something many trainers would avoid. He’s aggressive in terms of training, but cares about his lifters’ health.

I started training with James in October of 2017 after I competed in my second meet at the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals. I was new to the powerlifting world, and had only been training for about a year, so I was looking for someone that could help mentor and teach me about this sport. He helped me prepare for the 2018 A7 Bar Grip Pro Raw Challenge at the Arnold. His programming is sound, and the best that you can get. He was also able to help manage a shoulder injury through programming during training, and I was still able to manage big personal records across the board. His programming helped me place 10th overall at the Arnold with a 20 point jump in wilks, 44 pound total increase, and personal records in all three lifts.

I started training with James in October of 2017 after I competed in my second meet at the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals. I was new to the powerlifting world, and had only been training for about a year, so I was looking for someone that could help mentor and teach me about this sport. He helped me prepare for the 2018 A7 Bar Grip Pro Raw Challenge at the Arnold. His programming is sound, and the best that you can get. He was also able to help manage a shoulder injury through programming during training, and I was still able to manage big personal records across the board. His programming helped me place 10th overall at the Arnold with a 20 point jump in wilks, 44 pound total increase, and personal records in all three lifts.

Trashon Hightower

In training I thought I had hit my biggest plateau, but working with James within the last year has shown me there’s always room for improvement. I can’t wait to see what the future holds with Elite Iron.

In training I thought I had hit my biggest plateau, but working with James within the last year has shown me there’s always room for improvement. I can’t wait to see what the future holds with Elite Iron.

Dale McLaren

I've been training with James since 2013. I've had goals that I wanted to achieve for many years, but they kept eluding me. James' aggressive and smart style of programming and coaching has helped me achieve many of my goals and we keep pushing for more.    Powerlifting is always a work in a progress and I just keep making progress with James.

I've been training with James since 2013. I've had goals that I wanted to achieve for many years, but they kept eluding me. James' aggressive and smart style of programming and coaching has helped me achieve many of my goals and we keep pushing for more.

Powerlifting is always a work in a progress and I just keep making progress with James.