Coach Dustin Myers, CSCS

Coach Dustin Myers, CSCS
Quick Stats
Coach Myers is the co-founder and owner of the Old School Gym in Pataskala, OH, as well as the strength and conditioning coach for the Ohio Regional Training Center for Olympic Wrestling.

Training and lifting weights is in my blood.  Growing up in rural eastern Ohio, I watched every day as my Dad came home from his shift at the local steel mill and headed out to our detached unheated garage to pump iron and hit the heavy bag.  In the summertime he would teach football players from the local high school how to lift weights in our gym.  Needless to say, I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to get started.  I remember him showing me the ropes at age 12 and I was instantly hooked.

I started training clients in 2000 while still finishing my undergrad degree at Ohio State, and I opened my first gym in 2003.  Today my gym and training style is patterned after that same blue collar work ethic that I learned in Dad’s garage.  Often times people get too caught up in rep schemes, exercise fads, etc. when the real keys are consistency, intensity and toughness.

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3 Quick Pool-Side Workouts to Get Pumped
Suns out, guns out for summer! Get your swole on pool-side with these 3 quick pump-up routines. Pump based, core-focused, or HIIT - the choice is yours!
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Mastering Calisthenics: 11 Tough Gymnastic Rings Exercises
Dust off the Olympic rings that have been abandoned in the corner of your local gym and learn how to perform these 11 exercises. You won't be disappointed.
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Top 10 Hardest Core Exercises Round 2 w/ Coach Myers
How strong is your core? In this second video, Coach Myers shows you 10 MORE of his hardest core exercises and challenges you to see how many you can do!
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Luck of the Draw: Get Jacked with a Deck of Cards
It's time to take a risk where the inevitable payout is solid gains! Check out Coach Myers' Luck of the Draw workout, with two variations to get you swole!
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Coconut Cardio: An Early Morning Strategy to Get Super Shredded
Need a new and effective approach to your morning cardio? Check out Coach Dustin Myers' coconut cardio and get on the fast track to a shredded six pack!
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Single Leg Strength: The Leg Day Solution For Lifters With Back Issues
Leg day is unbearable for those with lower back pain. The good news is Coach Myers has the solution to an effective leg day so you can still make progress!
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Train Legs & Arms at the Same Time!
Most lifters love training arms & hate training legs. Get the best of both worlds with this full body circuit that utilizes leg exercises for rest periods!
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Tricep Trifecta: 3 Power Exercises For Tricep & Bench Strength
Coach Myers has the answer for two weightlifting woes. This workout will get you past your bench press plateaus and leave you with massive triceps!
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Coach Myers' 10 Min Shredded Core Challenge
Looking for a way to challenge your core and build a shredded 6 pack? Give Coach Myers' 10 minute core challenge a try to build a strong & shredded core.
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3 Workouts to Combat Symptoms of Poor Posture
Are you one of the millions of people suffering from poor posture? Fix it and show off your gains the right way with these 3 posture improving workouts!
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Death by Deadlift: An Explosive Deadlift Challenge
Looking for a challenge? Love to deadlift? This death by deadlift challenge constructed by Coach Myers is the perfect challenge for you! Give it a shot.
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Coach Myers's 30 Day New Year's Shred
Accomplish all of your New Year's goals with this 30 day shred from Coach Myers composed of heavy lifting to build muscle and HIIT to spark fat loss!
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Coach Myers's Ultimate Bodyweight Challenge
Looking to spark your competitive side? Challenge a friend to Coach Myers's Ultimate Body Weight Challenge and see who is truly in better physical shape!
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The Best 10 Minute Yoga & Mobility Routine for Weight Lifters
Tight & tense muscles preventing you from making the gains you desire? It's time to add in mobility work. Try Coach Myers' "Yoga for Meatheads" program!
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The "Guns-A-Blazing" Arm Training Workout Routine
The guns-a-blazing program is a weekly arm routine that alternates between heavy compound movements & a day of strict isolation movements. Give it a shot!
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Golden Era Gains: 4 Lifts From the Greatest Bodybuilding Era
Some of the greatest lifts from the golden era of bodybuilding don't see the light of day anymore, but we're changing that! Check out these 4 iconic lifts!
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Full Body Blast Off Workout - The Best Full Body Routine
Most full body programs have too many rest days. Don't miss out on gains, use the full body blast off program to utilize both training & rest days for gains!
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Core Strength III: 4 New Extreme Core Exercises
If there's one thing Coach Myers is known for it's having an extremely strong core. Check out 4 more of his favorite core movements to build core strength!
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Sweatshirt Swole: The Ultimate Bulking Workout Plan
It's about time to pack up your tank tops and bust out your sweatshirts. Be sure you get swole and appear huge in your sweatshirt by doing this workout!
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12 Curl Variations to Grow Monster Biceps
Need some new ideas to take your bicep training to the next level? Check out these 12 bicep curl variations & begin adding them to your arm training!
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Core Strength Road Map: Mastering Rotation and Stability
Build some serious core strength utilizing rotational & anti-rotational core exercises. These 2 workouts will have you mastering core stability in no time!
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Deltoid Doomsday: An Epic Workout for Meteorite Boulder Shoulders
Every physique needs a great pair of delts. Without them, you'll look like you don't even lift. So, give this intense boulder shoulder workout a shot!
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4 Ridiculously Killer HIIT Treadmill Routines
Don't fall into the winter weight gain trap this year. While it might be too cold to do cardio outside, these 4 treadmill workouts will keep the weight off!
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The 3 Lagging Body Parts You've Been Neglecting the Most
Odds are you're guilty of these. Learn which lagging muscles the majority of bodybuilders have & the correct exercises you should be doing to build them.
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The Survivalist Guide to Eating on the Go
Running into situations that put your nutrition goals in jeopardy? Learn common problematic situations and how to prepare to keep your nutrition on track.
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Minimal Equipment Series: 2 Full Body Medicine Ball Workouts
Whether you're in a rush, all the equipment in the gym is taken, or if you need an at home workout, the medicine ball & these workouts are your solution!
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The "5 Minute Meltdown" Pump n' Burn Workout
Melt fat fast and eliminate excess water weight with the 5 Minute Meltdown circuit. This workout is the perfect combination of heavy lifting & cardio!
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Coach Myers’ Ultimate Running Schedule to Build Speed, Endurance, and Get Shredded
Step your cardio training up with Coach Myers' Ultimate Running Schedule. Put this plan into action and watch your endurance increase and body fat drop!
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Core Strength Road Map: 4 Weeks to a Shredded & Strong Core
Build some serious core strength & conquer one of the hardest core exercises known to man. In just 4 weeks you'll be able to perform a perfect plate layout!
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Build Your Lagging Chest with the 1/4 Rep Pump Out Method
Build a better chest with Coach Myers' 1/4 rep methods. With several techniques that utilize the method, your chest will have no choice but to grow!
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Build the Best Glutes in Your Gym with These 3 Workouts
Before you start a 100 day squat challenge, check out this 3 day glute building split. It'll help you shred fat and make your legs & glutes look great!
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How to Use Pause Reps To Get Bigger and Stronger
Break through your current muscle building plateaus using pause reps! Get Coach Myers' full isometric contraction workout and put on some serious gains!
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The Cobra Workout: Heavy High Volume Back Program
Want to look like a cobra? Build an impressive V-taper with two great workouts; a high intensity day to begin the week & some serious volume to end it!
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10 Killer Pull Up Variations to Grow Huge Lats
Pull ups have stood the test of time and for good reason. Build up your lagging lats with these 10 different variations of a bodybuilding classic.
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Total Body Beatdown: A German Volume Training Routine
Whether you only have time to make it to the gym a few times during the week or you want to annihilate your entire body, we've got the workout for you!
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5 Killer Arm Workouts for Tank Top Season
With tank top season right around the corner, it's time to get serious about your arm training. Check out Coach Myers' tank top filling arm workouts!
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Build Core Strength! Coach Myers' Top 5 Exercises For Core Stability
Coach Myers is back at it and just in time to help you build your core for summer! Check out his top 5 core exercises and these progressive core workouts!
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4 Killer Pushup Variations for Explosive Power
Add variety to a fitness classic with Dustin Myers' 4 Killer Pushup Variations. These superhero inspired plyo pushups will build some serious strength!
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The Ultimate 20 Minute Treadmill Workout to Get Shredded
Tired of those drawn-out cardio sessions that steal your pump? Try out Coach Myers' Pump & Run workout that'll help you shred without losing your pump!
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Crazy 5 Method: An Intense Rep Scheme For Making Solid Gains
If you're looking for an excellent finisher to your lifts, look no further. Coach Myers' Crazy 5 Method is bound to give you the pump you're looking for.
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Coach Myers' 5 Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong
Swaying, sweeping, or slinging? These are some of the adjectives that may describe your form when performing these five exercises!
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Throwback Fitness: Old School Gym
In the Throwback Fitness series, Coach Myers profiles different hardcore gyms across the US. He kicks things off at Old School Gym in Ohio.
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5/10/20 Method: Killer Supersets for a Huge Pump
Is your current routine stale? You can increase endurance, destroy plateaus, and get an incredible pump with the 5/10/20 superset method.
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The Best HIIT Routines for Cardio Equipment
You already know that HIIT is the best way to get lean. So check out these 6 HIIT routines - one for each piece of common cardio equipment at the gym.
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4 Week Beginner Core Strength Trainer
Coach Myers has taken a break from extreme core challenges to craft a core strength routine for beginners. You're just 1 month away from a strong core!
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Max Reps vs Percentage of 1 Rep Max: Find The Proper Weight for High Volume Training
Get more out of high volume training by ditching %1RM and picking a more challenging weight for max reps. Check out the 3 sample workouts for training ideas.
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Become a Plank Pro and Achieve an Iron Core
What's the point of following a strict diet only to reveal a weak core? Learn how to use planks to build a strong core that's functional and shredded.
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The 15 Minute Total Body Beatdown
Got 15 minutes? Then you have time to add Time Frame Training to your routine for a short but intense total body muscle building workout.
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Shirtless muscular man doing barbell chest presses in the gym.
Eccentric training is more than just a burnout technique. You can use heavy negatives in your daily routine to see big strength gains in the gym.
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6 Crucial Exercises For Shoulder Stability
To stay healthy and progress on your upper body lifts, you've got to take care of your shoulders! Add these 6 exercises to your routine to improve shoulder stability.
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Minh Vu
Posted on: Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:13

Hi Coach Dustin Myers,
I used to workout about 10 years ago and didn't follow up. Now I want to get back into it. Which program do you recommend starting out 1st because it has been like 10 years that I haven't hit the gym?


Luis Cervantes
Posted on: Thu, 05/12/2016 - 00:25

Hey Coach Myers,I'm 15 and is chubby i am 5'8"
and weigh 194.i would like to know if you know the best home workouts to make all my hanging fat to be gone and have a flat stomach and burn fat on my upper body too.but for home workouts because I can't hit the gym at anytime I want to because my parents work.
Answer me ASAP

Noah Bell
Posted on: Wed, 11/23/2016 - 09:35

Check out his new company, maxeffortmuscle. They have a really good fat burner. Try using that in the morning with fasted cardio. Fast for at least 14 hours. So, if you east your last food at 9:00pm, don't eat again until 11:00am the next day. Fasted cardio in the mornings. Hope that helps.