As a coach:

  • Maybe you’ve been using mobility exercises, but still have nagging movement restrictions
  • You probably know a lot of assistance movements, but aren’t getting the desired results
  • Or you’ve read about periodization but still feel stuck in choosing movements for strength, power, or speed

Rarely are solutions black and white. More often, you need to live in the gray.

Through a mix of lectures and practical breakouts, this seminar builds on the principles taught in the Ma Strength Level 1 seminar by teaching you how to assess the Olympic lifts and manipulate your internal forces to increase your rate of coaching success.


Learning Objectives

  • Learn a principle-based approach to simplify your analysis of weightlifting compensations and mobility.
  • Introduce weightlifting tests to assess an athlete’s shape and movement.
  • Learn how to control your breathing and internal pressure to restore access to weightlifting positions in line with Chinese standards.
  • Experiment with examples of accessory exercises, based on experience and practice, to assist your control of internal forces.
  • Increase training coherence to write better programs.


  • 2-Days


  • For maximum benefit, you should already attend Level 1, but it is not required. You should also bring an open mind.

Facility Requirements

  • At least one squat rack, squat stand, or equivalent.
  • Several weightlifting bars.
  • At least 1 (4×8) dry-erase board with markers.
  • 1 TV (minimum 36in) or 1 projector with large projection screen/whiteboard.
  • Wifi access.
  • Chairs, benches, or boxes suitable for lecture presentations.
  • Light bumpers (2.5kg, 5kg, and/or 10kg plates or equivalent in pounds).
  • Light kettlebells or dumbbells.
  • Spatial requirements are flexible. Some gyms have space and equipment to outfit everyone with a bar while others require the class to break up into pairs or groups of 3.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Seminar providers will provide a translator for other languages, if necessary.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • Participants may claim 14 hours of CEUs towards their continuing education (backed by CrossFit and NASM). An electronic certificate is delivered upon completion of the seminar.
  • Please consult your certification organization about redeeming CEUs.




  • After the seminar, participants are encouraged to leave feedback on the course content, course materials, course instructor, and whether stated learning objectives were met.

Refund/Cancellation Policy