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    About the Author:

    Matthew Wenning, MS

    Matthew Wenning is one of the best powerlifters of his generation, totaling over 2,600 lb on various occasions, and winning top national and world-level competitions. As the owner of Ludus Magnus performance center in Columbus, OH, Wenning has worked with multiple National Football League (NFL) players, U.S. Army Rangers, firefighters, triathletes, and general populations. His experiences with firefighters include serving as a Strength and Wellness Coordinator for the Washington Township Fire Department in Dublin, OH, where he implemented a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning program for over 130 firefighters. Wenning has held various contracts with the U.S. Army, specifically in the Special Forces division. He is the director and co-founder of the Mountain Athlete Warrior (MAW) program. Along with training firefighters and Army officers, Wenning works with children with disabilities, seniors, and others who seek performance increases both on the field and on the sidelines. He currently trains a handful of NFL players and is a college and professional sports team consultant. He has over 12,000 hours of experience as a Division I college strength coach in a variety of sports, including football, track and field, swimming, and baseball. Wenning holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a Master of Science degree in Sport Biomechanics.