How To Get Stronger for Weightlifting, CrossFit or Powerlifting w/ Max Aita [Podcast]


Today we're talking strength with a man who boasts a 738# squat at a bodyweight of 220#.

Max Aita has spent the better part of 20 years in the sports of Weightlifting and Powerlifting. He draws his training methodology and knowledge from the many great coaches whom he has personally worked with including; Steve Gough (USA), Ivan Abadjiev (BUL), Boris Sheiko (RUS).

A severe wrist injury ended Max’s weightlifting career but he has since gone on to an impressive powerlifting career including a 335kg/738# squat at 100kg/220# bodyweight.

Check out this video from a meet prior to his 738# squat:


In today’s episode you will learn in the trenches training and coaching advice from a twenty year vet, why Max’s coaching philosophy is “do it perfectly or do whatever it takes” and the importance of planning your training around a phasic structure.

Check out Max's training plans available in the TrainHeroic Marketplace.

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About The Author

Colby Knepp is the man behind the Marketing at TrainHeroic. He's also a husband, father, strength coach, former rugby athlete and life-long learner. Colby is a big fan of a Moscow mules, ass-to-grass squats and Korean BBQ.