#007 Julia Anto: Elite FTS Coach Reinventing Herself

The Future Is Female Powerlifting
#007 Julia Anto: Elite FTS Coach Reinventing Herself

Imagine driving automatic for most of your adult life, then deciding you should learn how to drive stick? Well that’s how transitioning from geared to raw powerlifting is for veteran powerlifter Julia Anto.

Former Division 1 Strength & Conditioning coach turned Elite FTS coach, Julia has judo chopped stereotypes in the jugular for almost 20 years. From 2002-2009, at a time when the positions where primarily men, Julia became University of Buffalos Strength & Conditioning coach, then transitioning to the Director of Sports Performance at the famous Parisi Speed School in Indiana from 2009-2014. Always looking to improve, Julia has a tenacity for growth and has often taken chances when many might be too intimidated. Reinventing herself once again, she discusses her lengthy transition from geared to raw powerlifting and how she had to start from square one again.

In this episode Julia and I talk about how to train with gear versus raw.  Listen as we go over:
  • Upcoming wedding plans
  • Her training crew at Iliana Power Asylum
  • Strength & Conditioning coach at 21 years old
  • Is being niave good?
  • Conjugate, Max effort and Dynamic Effort
  • Her current training, Conjugate + Triphasic = Conjuphasic?
  • Bodybuilding
  • “What I’m seeing and why it’s wrong”- Elite FTS articles
  • Balancing being a parent and healthy eating
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