Meet Our Coaches

Ben Carter – Co-Owner/Head Coach/Bluegrass Barbell

"Knees out, chest up, keep the bar close."

Bachelors Degree Natural Sciences, Spalding University

2009 CrossFit Mid-West Regionals 2nd Place 

2010 CrossFit Central East Regional Affiliate Team

2009 CrossFit Games Mens Individual Competitor 21st Place

CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification Team

USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certification Team

Head Coach Bluegrass Barbell Weightlifting & Powerlifting Club

USAW LWC President Kentucky


USAW Level 1
USAW Level 2
USAW Programming
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Nutrition
CrossFit Football
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Powerlifting
CrossFit Basic Barbell
First Aid Safety, CPR, & AED (Adult, Child, & Pediatric)
Movement, Mobility Maintenance Seminar with Kelly Starett 
Dream Team Coaches Seminar with Klokav, Ilyan,Polovnikov and US National Coach Zygmunt Smalcerz

Ma Strength Chinese Weightlifting Technique Seminar with Coach Jianping Ma 

Coach Ben Carter is a coach for people who are dedicated to meeting their fitness goals. He works with people of all fitness levels, with as much enthusiasm for helping someone get their first chin-up or push-up as he has for training someone to break a weightlifting record. But he also looks at every day as a chance to learn something new, and if he’s your coach, you will learn every day, too.

Coach Ben will push you hard, so go to him only if you’re ready to be serious about your training. He insists on your best at every workout – but you will find that your best is continually improving. And you’re learning from someone who has what it takes.  When you see him working out, it’s toward his training goal to compete in the USAW Olympic Lifting Nationals.


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