Anthony Pomponio is a multi-time National and American Open Champion Weightlifter with coaching extensive coaching experience from Youth to Masters levels. After starting for 4 years as a running back in college and graduating with a degree in Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, Pomp played professional football in Switzerland for the Basel Gladiators.
After a brief but very successful bodybuilding career, Pomp discovered weightlifting in September 2010 where he was introduced to the sport by his coach/mentor Nick Frasca. Pomp then spent 2 years from 2014-2016 at the Olympic Training Center Training in Colorado Springs under Zygmunt Smalcerz. Pomp holds competitions PRs of 156kg in the snatch and 186kg in the Clean & Jerk. His proudest accomplishment in weightlifting to date is becoming the 2015 USAW National Champion in the 85kg Class which earned his place on the 2015 China Grand Prix Team for an opportunity to compete for Team USA.
Olympic Trials Participant – Ranked 9th
First Alternate, Pan-American Team
National Championship- 2nd place
Caffeine and Kilos –1st Place
American Open- 1st Place Snatch
Regional Championships – 1st Place
National Championship – 1st Place
American Open – 1st Place
Pan American Olympic Festival – 4th Place
Caffeine & Kilos Invitational – 1st Place
American Open – 1st Place
American Open – Silver Medal Snatch
American Record Breakers – SPLWC Clean and Jerk Record
Nationals – 7th place
California State Games Athlete of the Year
American Record Breakers – 1st place
Nationals – 5th place
Clean and Jerk- 186kg (comp) 190kg (training)
Clean- 195kg (training)
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Anthony Pomponio is a multi-time National and American Open Champion Weightlifter with coaching extensive coaching experience from Youth to Masters levels
Working with Juggernaut and my coach Anthony Pomponio has completely changed how I think about training. I’ve realized the importance of training for the long term to avoid injuries, and through that smart programming I’ve been able to PR my snatch and clean & jerk while losing 10kg of bodyweight! Furthermore, Pomp has helped structure my training around my school and lab work which is a necessity for me as a graduate student.
Pomp is a master of the technical side of programming and coaching, but what’s really made the experience stand out is his incredibly attentive, tailored and hands-on coaching style, which has been perfect for me as someone in their mid 30’s with a busy career and family life to juggle with training, as well as an injury history. Within the first few weeks of working together, we’d put several kilos on my total and made major technique improvements I’d be trying for years to fix. Working with Pomp has been a game changer!
Prior to working with JTS and Pomp specifically, I was an aspiring weightlifter and part time Crossfitter. After filling out the initial questionnaire I was worried about setting too high of a goal. But I can confidentially say after months of hard work, methodical programming, and consistent guidance and motivation that I'm closer to reaching these goals and lifting on a national level, than I ever would have been going anywhere else. Overall program is challenging, yet realistic and never overbearing. The planned workload is attuned specifically to my capacity and with the planned deload, I've never been bored or in need of 'time-off'. My love the sport has only grown through exposure from Pomp and the JTS system.