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Interview with Travis Mash


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Travis Mash is one of the most well-rounded athletes and coaches of recent years. A former college football player for D-1AA powerhouse Appalachian St, Mash took up weightlifting, before breaking Ed Coan’s all-time pound-for-pound total record in powerlifting. Mash is now a top level coach for athletes and lifters alike at Mash Elite Performance in North Carolina. Check out this interview where he and Chad Wesley Smith discuss Travis’ training during his competitive days, his thoughts on the current state of powerlifting, training weightlifters and more…

Travis Mash has been strength training for over 21 years and has been working with athletes on their strength, speed, and athletic performance for over 15 years. Travis has worked with athletes and non-athletes of all levels from NFL and Olympic hopefuls, to 7-year-olds just starting out, to a 70-year-old senior seeking increased mobility. Travis is a published author for several strength and conditioning journals and continues to work with several colleges such as University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, and Wofford University. Travis is a current world champion in powerlifting and has held the all-time pound-for-pound world record. He was also an Olympic hopeful in weightlifting and was recruited for the U.S. men’s bobsled team. Having been a world champion, Travis is able to share his champion mentality with his athletes and non-athletes alike.
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