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Bob Blanton

Find your passion whatever it may be. Become it and it becomes you, and you will find great things.

Total Training, Inc. was established in 1988 for the purpose of helping athletes, to improve their performance through strength training, metabolic conditioning, and mental toughness.


Coach Bob Blanton

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • Owner of Total Training Inc.

  • Head Strength Coach for St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Va.

  • Level one-weightlifting coach with the United States Weightlifting Federation

  • A former consultant to The University of Richmond, University of Virginia and to other strength programs from around the state

  • Strength coach for the Richmond Rage basketball team from 1996 – 1998.

  • Strength coach to the Olympic Boxing, Wrestling, Rowing, Luge & the Kayak teams at the United States Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, New York in 1988.

  • Strength coach and consultant to members of the Washington Bullets (NBA) basketball team from 1978-1979

  • Alternate for the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games


Some of the Professional athletes trained:

  • Tommy Green, Philadelphia Phillies

  • Dwayne Henry, Cincinnati Reds

  • James Austin, Milwaukee Brewers

  • Andy Nezelek, Seattle Mariners

  • T.P. Waligora, Chicago Cubs,

  • Jason Hardin, CBA

  • Mike Milchin, L.A. Dodgers,

  • Robert Pratt, Baltimore Colts & Seattle Seahawks

  • John Winters, Tennis

  • Charles Einwick, Tennis

  • Pat Garrity, Basketball, Phoenix

  • Jeff Hare, Richmond Kicker, soccer

  • Jaclyn Raveia, Carolina Courage, soccer

  • Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros

  • Matt Moses, Minnesota Twins organization;

  • Brian Marshall, Boston Redsox organization

  • Sean Marshall, Chicago Cubs

  • Justin Orenduff, Los Angeles Dodgers organization

  • Joe Bauserman, Pittsburgh Pirates organization

  • Bryson Spinner, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

  • Jackie Joyner Kersey, Heptathlete (3 Gold,1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals-Olympic Games, Basketball (WNBA)

  • Dawn Staley, Houston Comets Basketball and head coach of the Temple University and the University of South Carolina Basketball program

  • Taj MacWilliams - Franklin, Detroit Shock, and Minnesota Lynx, WNBA

  • Adrienne Goodson, Sacramento Monarchs(WNBA), Richmond Rage(ABL)

  • Dena Evans, Richmond Rage(ABL)

  • Molly Goodenbour, Portland Power(WNBA), Richmond Rage(ABL)

  • Etta Maytubby, Richmond Rage(ABL)

  • Rehema Stephens, Sacrament Monarchs(WNBA), Richmond Rage(ABL)

  • Marta de Souza Sobral, Richmond Rage(ABL), 2 Brazilian Olympic Teams(2 Medals)

  • Doug Chapman, Minnesota Vikings, and San Diego Chargers

  • Julie Kaczmarek, Tennis

  • Adrian Archie, Atlanta Falcons

  • Ron Bush, Florida, baseball

  • Tommy Cain, Tennis

  • Aaron McGarity, New York Yankees organization

  • Sean Keselica, Pittsburgh Pirates organization

  • Cheta Emba, USA Olympic Womens’ Rugby

Coach Keith
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Exercise Science

  • CSCS, USAW 2

Coach Sam
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

  • B.S. Exercise Science


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