Professor Lon Kilgore
is a longtime contributor to the CrossFit Journal and the fitness industry
in general. He might be best known for his work with Mark Rippetoe as concept
originator, co-author, illustrator, and book designer for “Starting Strength”
and “Practical Programming” (first and second editions). He also co-created
the Basic Barbell Training and Exercise Science specialty seminars offered
through CrossFit in the mid-2000s. After a 20-year professorial career
in higher academia, he currently creates and delivers vocational-education
courses through the Kilgore Academy and works as a writer and illustrator
for hire. His lifting and coaching career traces back to the iron plate
days of the early 1970s. He has coached, as primary coach or consulting
coach, some of the best lifters in the US and has taught many of the best
coaches and trainers in the US in the classroom, seminars, or online.
IS IT I ACTUALLY DO?
The things I like
to do and that I am pretty good at doing. Running the Kilgore Academy requires
most of my time, but teaching within the fitness industry has always been
my primary function. I've been trying to make a difference in how trainers
and coaches are prepared for almost three decades. Part of making that
difference is in authorship and illustration. The books, magazine articles,
and online courses I have authored since my first book effort in 1995 are
focused specifically on producing better fitness professionals.