Aaron Ausmus - Former Head Collegiate Strength Coach, National Champion Shot-Putter, and 2x All-American

The Moffitt Method Podcast

Jun 28 2023 • 1 hr 21 mins

In this captivating episode of the College Strength Coach podcast, we dive into the remarkable career of a renowned strength coach who made a lasting impact in the field. Join us as we explore the inspiring story of Aaron Ausmus, whose journey spans from 1998 to 2014 and 2019 to 2020, with three impressive stints at the University of Southern California (USC). Our guest, Aaron takes us through his time at USC, where he honed his skills and left an indelible mark on the student-athletes he worked with. From developing effective training programs to instilling discipline and motivation, Coach X shares the highs and lows of his experiences as a college strength coach during these specific periods. But Aaron's expertise extends beyond the collegiate realm. During his career, he made a transition to the equipment sales industry, joining Sorinex from 2015 to 2019 and then again from 2021 to the present day. Discover how he leveraged his knowledge and passion for strength training to excel in this new domain and help athletes and professionals achieve their fitness goals. Additionally, we explore Aaron’s involvement in Squatober and his role as the Strength Coach of the World. Find out how Squatober became a global movement that inspired countless individuals to embrace the power of the squat, and how Aaron’s played an instrumental role in its success. With his impressive track record, including being a two-time All-American Shot Put athlete and an NCAA Champion, Aaron’s insights on strength training and the importance of proper technique are invaluable. Furthermore, Aaron’s remarkable achievements in the realm of Shot Put cannot be overlooked. With 13 SEC scoring records under his belt and a Tennessee State Championship in both shot put and discus during high school, his expertise in the throwing events shines through. Tune in to this episode as we delve into the captivating world of college strength coaching, equipment sales, Squatober, and the impressive athletic journey of Aaron. Get ready to be inspired by his passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to helping others unleash their true potential.

00:02:49 - Can you talk about your transition from coaching for so many years to working for Sorinex and what you do for the company?
00:07:20 - Can you talk about Coach Webb and your development as a thrower, and the amount of work that went into winning a NCAA championship in the shot put?
00:14:42 - Can you tell the story of how the idea of "Squatober" was born and how much preperation do you put into the program and what is it like to coach more people at one time than anyone else in the world?
00:22:32 - Have y'all tried to estimate the number of participants?
00:23:54 - Have you been told any good stories in regards to "Squatober"?
00:27:04 - Can you talk about developing lower body strength and what are some of the fundamentals that you believe in that are essential for building a foundation for excercising?
00:32:02 - How much variety of squat loading have you used throughout your personal and coaching career?
00:35:45 - What were some of your secrets that you used to train hamstrings?
00:39:00 - How did you substantially increase your bench weight despite no longer training with Coach Moffitt?
00:43:38 - What has been like to train your sons and watch them mature and grow?
00:56:50 - What are some of your go-to meals for performance?
01:01:02 - Can you share your thoughts on hiring/training/evaluating your staff to ensure continued success?
01:14:41 - Any advice for young coaches?


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