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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #293: Matt Wenning "Don't Be Afraid of Risk"


Matt is a beast, World records? Try 3.  Add in a bunch of national and state records to that list, along with a equiped total of 2665 lbs and you could say Matt knows how to build strength.

Combine that with a Masters Degree in Biomechanics and a Bachelors in Exercise Science and it's fair to say that Matt is one of the most knowledgeable lifters on the planet.

Matt has helped our armed forces get stronger and avoid injury, and founded Ludus Magnus gym in the pursuit of these goals for everyone.

The Experience? Masters of Science in Sport Biomechanics, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Director and Co-Founder of MAW, directing over 6000 troops in strength, conditioning and wellness for the U.S. Army, including Infantry and Ranger Divisions

Over 10,000 hours experience working with and training Division 1-A athletes, including NFL players and Olympic competitors. Stength and Wellness Coordinator for Washington Township Fire Department, developing long term training protocals for 135 firemen and administration personel.

The Accomplishments?  2011 World Record Holder at 308lbs, Former all time World Record Holder with 2665 lb total, World record Raw Squat (no wraps) - 832 lbs, World record Equipped Squat - 1197 lbs, 2010 APF National Champion, 2009 IPA National Champion, UPA National Record Holder - Open Division


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • How he has stayed healthy in the sport of Powerlifting

  • Machines vs Free Weights.

  • Being an entrepreneur in the Sports Performance world.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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