Brandon is a thoughtful and dedicated online coach. I came to Brandon after having undergone cervical spinal fusion surgery. After powerlifting and training hard for years, my surgeon told me I was not allowed to lift more than 100 lbs (including the bar) and I could not lift overhead. I didn’t know how I would continue to train until the restriction was removed. This was no problem for Brandon. He came up with a fantastic program for me that kept me in the gym, kept me training, and kept me fit. As I healed-up and the weight restrictions came off, Brandon helped me build back up, and I am able to deadlift over 400 pounds again and am squatting more than I ever have.

Better still, I feel stronger and less beat-up from training than I used to before I started using Brandon’s programs. With Brandon’s help, I am now training for my first powerlifting meet and am looking forward to new PRs.

Alan Melamud

I first met Brandon in the winter of 2013, around the time Purdue Barbell started and at the very beginning of my competitive powerlifting experience. The FIRST DAY I ever met him, he cleared up all my most glaring squat-problems and deadlifted 500 lbs in a regular workout in a commercial gym with a horrible bar. Ever since then, things have only been MORE impressive. Having experienced Brandon’s personalized programming myself, I can say, without a doubt, that he can and will take you to the next level. Even further, as the Founder and President of Purdue Barbell, I can say I’ve seen him work with many more than myself. He brings together a personable character and a knowledgeable expertise.

All of his programming and coaching is rooted in science, but, more importantly, has been tested in the trenches by himself and at least several of his clients. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Brandon, both as an athlete myself, but also as the leader of Purdue Barbell.

Michael Tanner
Founder and President
Purdue Barbell

Brandon is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate young coaches in the industry.

Nick Showman
Showtime Strength and Performance

Brandon Smitley is part of team “elitefts” and fills the role as one of our Q&A Coaches, Sponsors and Authors. While we are promoting Brandon’s online service we do not make a cent off this. No affiliate fees, kick backs, or free training services have been exchanged for this endorsement. This endorsement has been EARNED through the excellent results he has had with his clients and other team members of

We do not offer his services for purchase on our site because it is too hard to know his availability. We have no doubt Brandon can help take you to the next level.

Dave Tate
CEO & Founder