Manuel is co-director of Ma Strength; an international weightlifting education organization that conducts workshops on Chinese weightlifting technique and coaching methods workshops. Manuel comes from a gymnastics background and is mentored by former Olympian and coach Ma Jianping, where he learned Chinese weightlifting technique and training methods. He furthered his lifting ability by traveling to China where he trained with professional Chinese weightlifters. As a Chinese language speaker, Manuel furthered his knowledge by studying and translating Chinese sports science texts on weightlifting and meeting with Chinese sports scientists. He currently brings Chinese weightlifting philosophy and technique to individual athletes and groups in Rockville, MD and surrounding areas.
Coach, Co-Director, Ma Strength
USA Weightlifting Coach
USA Weightlifting Referee