Matt tell us about your personal
I started weight training in high
school with traditional bodybuilding movements at a small home gym setup I had.
I progressed with results in hypertrophy and strength.
did you make fitness a career ?
In 2010 I completed my WITS personal training certification. My 30 hour
internship was completed at Fitness Crossing and I took a part time job
personal and group training there. I was introduced to power lifting and
Olympic lifting. In 2012 I received my CrossFit Level 1 certification.
is your style of Training?
I really enjoy coaching barbell work;
the snatch is my personal favorite my best lift is #285. In my own workouts I
focus the strength portion of the workout into 2 lifts for example Clean and
Jerk then Back squat or Bench Press and Dead lift. For conditioning I will
program gymnastics for example toes to bar and ring dips. Some workouts are strength based and finish
up with assistance work dumbbell movements like incline press for example the
is your work and training schedule like?
I work full time in the
construction field and workout 4-5 times
after work. I coach at Fitness Crossing
2-3 days per week mostly group workouts.
is the most important tip you can give about fitness and strength training?
Learn how to correctly squat
deadlight and press as soon as you can with a great coach then progress to the
Olympic lifts. Anyone can do a biceps curl but a full snatch takes time to
master so get with a good coach!