MANUEL BUITRAGO, PH D.

Co-Director, Ma Strength 

  • Honorary Weightlifting Coaching Credential – Chengdu Sports University
  • USA Weightlifting Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Referee

CHINESE WEIGHTLIFTING COACH MANUEL BUITRAGO

Coach Manuel received his honorary coaching credential in weightlifting from Chengdu Sports University in Sichuan, China. He has been traveling to China since 2003, studying and translating Chinese sports science research articles, manuals, and textbooks on weightlifting. Mentored by Ma Jianping, Manuel learned Chinese weightlifting techniques and training methods and trained with professional Chinese weightlifting from various training bases throughout China.

Coach Manuel has taught Chinese weightlifting technique, theory, and programming in China as well as around the world. His knowledge of Chinese language and culture allows him to bridge language barriers and convey the essence behind Chinese weightlifting methods to Western audiences without changing the content. He has conducted Chinese Weightlifting seminars in Spanish, Portuguese, and is working on Italian translations.