About Matt Gary: Matt Gary is 37 years old and has been a competitive, drug-free powerlifter for 15 years. His educational background includes a BS in Kinesiological Science from the University of Maryland. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) via the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Matt, along with his wife Suzanne "Sioux-z" Hartwig-Gary, own and operate Supreme Sports Performance & Training (SSPT). SSPT is Maryland's premier strength and conditioning facility catering to powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, strongman competitors, and anyone who is serious about strength training. Matt's clients include high school and collegiate athletes, powerlifters from novice to elite, and the general population.
Matt is an active member of the USAPL where he serves as a national referee and coach. He is the 2008 USA NAPF Men's Team Coach and is regularly an assistant coach on the USA Men's and Womenís IPF World Powerlifting teams. He regularly consults with many of the USAís elite lifters and other top athletes. This year, Matt will be the head coach of the USA Men's Team at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The World Games are essentially the Olympics for the non-Olympic sports. As they are contested once every four years, this is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed upon a powerlifting coach.
Matt has competed in three different weight divisions, from 198 to 242, and currently competes in the 220-pound weight class. He is a 4-time Maryland state champion and won the 2004 USAPL American Open Powerlifting Championships. Matt's articles focus on various aspects of strength training and powerlifting. Comments, discussion, and questions about this article or any other strength endeavor are always welcome and may be sent to [email protected]
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