Matt Bruce is an Olympic Weightlifting National Champion and is a member of multiple Junior and Senior World Teams. He has been coaching athletes to gain explosive strength, power, and force velocity development for over twelve years.
Bruce found success n his first year of coaching, leading five athletes to medals at the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Championships, as well as winning a team championship in the 18-19 year old division.
Bruce has been led by one of the best in the weightlifting industry, Gayle Hatch. Hatch’s system is used for many top college programs nationwide, including Alabama, LSU, Florida, Ole Miss, and Florida State, as well as NFL teams including NY Giants and Buffalo Bills.
Bruce graduated from LSU earning a Masters in Kinesiology. He is a certified CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Coach and a certified Olympic Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach from USAW.
During his career, some of Bruce’s best lifts included a snatch of 334 lbs. and a clean and jerk of 422 lbs. at a body weight of 187 lbs.
Bruce hates chocolate, could take a max snatch from the ground to overhead in under a second, was born in New Orleans, LA, and currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA.