No gym? No problem.

Be ready for whatever life throws at you. Create DIY workouts to keep your training on track while you are AWOL from the barbell.

Learn the fundamentals of movement and the skills required to create a highly effective training program when you're on deployment, on the road, in the middle of nowhere, in a crappy hotel gym, or stranded on a desert island with nothing to do but get jacked.

For athletes with a "wherever, whenever" mindset.

Minimum equipment, maximum gains.


"This course has shown me how to substitute items in my programming so that I can train anywhere and anytime. I can still follow whichever PA program I want and use implements that I can travel with to complete my training. From training on the beach to the gun range and in my own backyard austere training has enhanced my ability to train and made it more interesting."

- Tyson Shumway, LEO, Firearms Instructor and Power Athlete Coach

"The Austere Course is a great tool for any coach to have in their arsenal. For those working in large groups and maybe be limited in equipment, or those unaccessible to a gym it helps provide a framework to still have great training sessions and produce results."

- Mike Rogdakis, Firefighter and Power Athlete Coach


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Section 1 - What is Austere Training?

1.1: What is Austere Training?
1.2: Pulling Appropriate Levers in Austere Training

Section 2 - Training Movement

2.1: Movement Not movements
2.2: Movement Blueprint

Section 3 - Challenge Movement

3.1: Challenging Movement in an Austere Environment
3.2: Loading Odd Objects
3.3: Manipulating Foot Position
3.4: Challenging Execution

Section 4 - Austere Programming

4.1: Anatomy of an Austere Workout
4.2: Third Monkey Strength Concepts
4.3: Mojo-Condo & Haram-BOD Guidelines

Section 5 - Resilience Mindset

5.1: Resilience Mindset

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know this course is for me?
Do you travel a lot and lose access to a gym? Are you deployed overseas and still want to lift heavy? Are you a trainer or coach looking to make workouts more creative? If you answer, β€œYes!” to any of these questions - this course is for you. The course is designed with the individual in mind arming you with effective training methods, intelligent workout writing tools and movement solutions to keep your goals on track while away from the rack.
Is the course mobile and tablet friendly?
Yep. All Power Athlete Academy courses are fully responsive, and can be accessed on any of the devices that you own.
What am I getting into here; is this course for fitness professionals only?
Nope. This course is for anyone who has an enthusiasm for understanding movement, hard work, and writing workouts. Learn how Power Athlete views movement and empowers athletes through strength training concepts and conditioning tools for anyone in an austere environment away from the weight room.
Does the Austere Training Course only apply to adult populations working out away from the gym?
No, this course provides valuable information for parents or gym teachers to challenge children to get strong picking up heavy, awkward implements and build a healthy relationship with challenge that can carry on into adulthood.
How will this help my personal training or coaching business?
Creativity. Arm yourself with the knowledge to keep clients engaged with fun, yet challenging strength training tools and fun workouts. If you're forced to shut down your gym doors, use these tools to keep your clients getting stronger and progressing toward their goals while away from the squat rack.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! 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.

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