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Jim Kielbaso
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Total Performance Training Center &
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Current Job Description
Director of Total Performance Training Center, a sports performance center located inside the 300,000 square foot Total Sports Complex in Wixom, MI We train athletes in any sport and at every level. TPTC also offers full-service combine preparation programs, team training, individual program and on-site strength & conditioning services for high schools, teams and clubs.

Jim is also one of the creators of, a huge online resource for strength coaches, sport coaches, athletes, trainers and parents.
Past Job Experience
Author of Speed & Agility Revolution, World's Hardest Exercises, and Weight Loss in Reality and four training DVDs.
Strength Coach at University of Detroit Mercy 1996-2002.
NSCA Midwest Regional Coordinator 2001-2007.
Graduate S & C Intern at University of Michigan 1995.
BS Exercise Science - Michigan State University
MS Kinesiology - University of Michigan
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We are currently hiring

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How to Become a Strength & Conditioning Coach

How to Become a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS

The field of strength and conditioning has exploded over the past 10-15 years, and more people are interested in joining the ranks than ever before. Unfortunately, most young…


Posted on November 11, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Coming Full Circle

This time of year always reminds me of why I enjoy being a strength & conditioning coach so much. Of course it’s exciting to help athletes improve, compete and reach their potential, but the past week has really brought out the real reason I’ve been able to stay passionate about this for so long.

Most of us don’t get into this field to build relationships or to make an impact on people’s lives. More often, we become enthralled with the world of athletics and the excitement that… Continue

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

What is going on in high school weight rooms?

At this time of year, I get to see what’s going on inside a lot of high school weight rooms, and I’ve got to tell you something – it’s downright scary. The four things I see most often are:

1. Lack of supervision

2. Poor technique

3. Poor effort

4. Incomplete routines

Lack of supervision – The problem here usually is not that there isn’t a coach around. The problem is that the coach simply isn’t doing anything. I’ve said it a million times, and I’ll repeat… Continue

Posted on July 18, 2009 at 7:57pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:22am on April 23, 2013, Ron McKeefery said…

I would like to invite you to a clinic I am hosting in Detroit of May 18th. Great line up of speakers. Designed for Strength Coaches that work with Football. For more information on Football Strong Michigan go to  . Hope to see you there.

At 10:05am on March 11, 2013, Lewis Caralla said…

Coach Kielbaso,

The Michigan Football Strength Staff would like to personally invite you to our Strength Clinic on Saturday April 20th. We are very excited about our speaker line-up and would love to have you with us. If you are interested you can go to the link below to register. Thanks and Go Blue.

At 11:43pm on March 8, 2011, Matt McManus said…
I'm doing well... Just finished up my GA at Utah State. Now I'm just staying out here working until I find a job.
At 9:24am on October 25, 2010, Roberto BIANCHI said…
Hi jim.
My name is Roberto, thank you for your friendship... I'm italian and i'm working with a pro basketball team in my country. I live near Milan, in Cantù, near Como Lake. Compliments for your activity, i hope we keep in touch, Roberto
At 11:51pm on December 24, 2009, Jeffrey Alan LaPorte said…
Merry Christmas Jim! Hope all is well.

At 7:50pm on December 9, 2009, Kim Ford said…
Hey, Sorry I did not get back with you. I read your article in Michigan Hockey! I think it is great you have a hockey treadmill, they are very effective in gaining speed. I am in Cadillac, attempting to run boot camps in this economy. I also have a small weight room in an ice arena, currently training high school athletes. I would like to visit your facility some day, maybe when the snow is not so deep!
At 1:09pm on November 24, 2009, Adam Gentry said…
Jim, Thanks for the ass kicking today from the Ultimate Challenge crew. Try not to embarrass me too much on your site, although I guess that would be my doings. I'm hoping I can get another shot at it in the coming months at TPTC. Thanks again.
At 2:23am on August 19, 2009, Adrian Bazemore said…
I'm glad you came in contact with me. I have some time coming up soon where I can visit your place. You will have to email me your schedule or comment me back. My old roommate was a Evans scholar an lived in shaw west an was back in town so he wanted to get some pic's with the girls and him on our stomping grounds.
At 10:21pm on August 17, 2009, Adrian Bazemore said…
Thanks again for the comments. I'll have to look you up in wixom. Its about 45 min away.
At 7:58pm on July 27, 2009, Victor Hall said…
Hey Jim. Great to hear from you. I recently left Velocity after working on their corporate side for a few years and am currently in a fitness role for a private medical practice in Southern California. I hope things are going well for you, I still refer folks to your book. When is the next one coming out?

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