As a professor at Columbus State University, Melissa Avanesian is helping the next generation become better coaches one squat at a time. An Elite powerlifter and creator of the widely popular Facebook group “Powerlifting Women” (which reaches almost 20,000 users), Mel has been pivotal in helping women powerlifters connect with each other over the last couple of years.
Melissa chat about her journey in powerlifting and how that lead her down a path starting her own coaching, A-Team Athletics. Currently working on her Master’s degree, Melissa is testing her theory on how to elicit strength gains specifically working with powerlifters.
In this episode, Mel and I dive deep into her study and why she was compelled to go that route. Listen as we go over:
- BFR: Blood Flow Restriction training
- Creating your own powerlifting program
- Powerlifting Women Facebook page
- Struggles women have training powerlifting
- Coaching vs Programming
- Study: strength response in powerlifters
Featured Guest/People Mentioned:
- Mel Avan @melsmoves
- A-Team Athletics @teampowerlifting
- Powerlifting Women Facebook Page
- A-Team Athletics Training Page
- Autumn Ancinec Ford @mommalifts2eat
- Roz Wilson Sutch
- Dawn DP @mweidenha
- Lyndsey Wright @lifethruherlens
- Crystal Ann
- Maytal Oskar
- Valeria @valeria5331
- Mels Email: [email protected]
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