About Dylan

“Dylan found a love for strength training at the age of 14 and spent his teenage years reading and applying every bit of information he possible could on the subject. Unfortunately, Dylan sustained a spinal injury due to improper coaching and had spinal surgery in 2007. Following surgery, Dylan began his quest toward full recovery including physical therapy and learning how to move properly. After graduating college with a degree in Kinesiology, Dylan embarked on a career as a Personal Trainer and taught professionally for the National Personal Training Institute.”

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  • 5 star review  I signed up for both 1:1 and meet day coaching with Dylan. While it’s ideal to have in-person coaching, I constantly received detailed, constructive feedback when sending videos of my lifts to him. Whether I was coached in person or virtually, Dylan aimed to make sure everything moved properly, and my lifts have felt better (read: pain-free) because he hones in on technique. I am very excited to compete for my first time in two days, and it’s comforting knowing he will be there to coach me. Have a session with him. You’ll learn a lot 🙂

    thumb Hannah P

    5 star review  For over 35 years I have worked hard at staying strong. Now after working with Dylan for over a year, I know how big of difference working smart and hard can make. Dylan developed a training plan for me that is tailored to my goals. Each part of the plan is purposefully developed to ensure maximum gains. Through the combination of in-person sessions and virtual coaching, Dylan has also helped me learn the proper form for all of my lifts. Dylan is always available to provide feedback on lift technique or make adjustments in my training plan when needed. If you are motivated and looking to get stronger, you won’t go wrong with Dylan.

    thumb JJV VA

    5 star review  I met Dylan at a USAPL coaching certification that he was assisting with at his home gym in Manassas, VA. I was impressed with his knowledge and the fact that Matt Gary recommend him as a coach. I hired Dylan for Virtual Coaching about three months ago and have never felt more challenged... in all of the best ways! Dylan has made a point to be extremely specific about what he's looking for in the technique of my lifts and has really held me to a high standard of execution. His programming is very specific to the areas that I need the most work - this is NOT a one-size fits all program. Over the past three months Dylan has made significant adaptations to all three of my lifts - all of which I had previously been plateaued in for quite some time. As a strength athlete and a personal trainer myself, I am extremely pleased with my decision to hire Big Three Strength for Virtual Coaching.

    thumb Ilona Price
  • 5 star review  Dylan Smith is the epitome of strength training. I have known him for over 12 years and seen the dedication he puts into his craft. He is someone you can absolutely rely on when embarking on any sort of strength training program and you can be rest assured to receive honest feedback. Lifting with Dylan on and off over the years, I have seen how he has constantly added to his knowledge base, being ever-dedicated to honing his skills as a lifter and coach. His positive approach and never quit attitude raises the level of anyone around him. Whenever I have gone to him for advice on my lifting program (which I often do), he has always been great at pointing me in the right direction to continue to improve. He has not only trained myself, several of my friends, but also my own mom which is a testament to the breadth of his knowledge and his ability to help out people of all ages and training goals. With zero reservations, he is the first person I would recommend to anyone looking to begin or continue a strength training regimen.

    thumb Raffi Teperdjian

    5 star review  Dylan works hard to listen to your specific need / goals and designs a personal program. He supports the program with great communication and fast feedback. He doesn't hesitate to take time out of his own workouts to watch your sets and give feedback. I would recommend him and big 3 strength to anyone in the powerlifting community.

    thumb Guy Vignoli

    5 star review  Dylan shows a tremendous amount of knowledge and attention to detail for the technical aspect of strength training. Very personable but will tell you what you need to hear in order to improve, which is sometimes hard to find. Works with anywhere from beginner to advanced lifters. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a coach.

    thumb Ethan Dew