Christian Anto

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Christian graduated from the University of Memphis in Exercise Sports Science earning his bachelor’s degree and CSCS certification. Christian is a competitive powerlifter with elite totals in the 165-198 weight class and a 1770 total (top ten all-time 2017) in the 181 class. An elitefts member since 2016, he's passionate about his coaching with a technical eye for movement mechanics. He currently resides in Highland, IN working out of Illiana Power Asylum.

 
Why an Experienced Lifter Should Use a Coach
Why an Experienced Lifter Should Use a Coach
The best way I can explain this concept is to tell you a story about a pilot and his air traffic controller.
How I Teach the Squat
How I Teach the Squat
Everybody learns differently. Using five easy steps, this is my way of teaching clients and seminar attendees how to execute a squat.
Conjuphasic Progression for Max Effort and Accessories
Conjuphasic Progression for Max Effort and Accessories
How many sets and reps do you do with max effort work and accessories? Here's what I prescribe for my conjuphasic clients. You'll notice I love coming up with ways to self-regulate my athletes and clients through exercise prescription and programming.
The Overall Structure of Conjuphasic
The Overall Structure of Conjuphasic
Many mistakes were made over the first one and a half years of this program. I tested and made tweaks using Julia and me as guinea pigs so that my clients (and now you) can benefit from combining conjugate with triphasic.
How to Tell If Your Squat is Too Wide or Too Narrow
How to Tell If Your Squat is Too Wide or Too Narrow
Are your glutes activated? Are you hinging? Is it hard to reach depth? Falling forward? Answers to these questions may reveal that the stance you're favoring is doing nothing for your squat.
Where Do Powerlifters Go From Here?
Where Do Powerlifters Go From Here?
Listen as you may, but I strongly urge you to not max out once you return to the gym. I know, you wanna see exactly how strong you are and impress your friends, but resist. Here's why.
How-To: Specialty Squat Bars
How-To: Specialty Squat Bars
Let's take a closer look at specialty bars and explore the REAL reasons you'll want to use them for squats.
How to Coach a Successful Seminar
How to Coach a Successful Seminar
For my wife Julia and me, strength for the general population is the area that we felt we could help and influence the most. The following is a list of helpful points that has aided us in providing successful seminars to our attendees.
Meet Report: Making a Comeback at APF Nationals After a Painful Injury
Meet Report: Making a Comeback at APF Nationals After a Painful Injury
Two years ago, I injured myself at a meet. The pain was so bad I nearly pulled out of the meet. After talking with some experts, I decided to hop into the APF Nationals without a weight cut and with a quick prep. Let's just say it's good to be back.
Activate and Contract Lower Abdominals for a Healthy Pelvis Position
Activate and Contract Lower Abdominals for a Healthy Pelvis Position
Do not settle on one fix and rely on it. Instead, rely on multiple exercises and this simple formula: more muscle used = more stability = more strength. Considering your lower abdominals, here are two exercises to try.
Bracing and the Hip Hinge
Bracing and the Hip Hinge
When your body is under load, minor mistakes can lead to major problems. Whether you're an explosive lifter or more of a grinder, learning these techniques will greatly improve your squat.
Meet Report: RPS King and Queen of Spring
Meet Report: RPS King and Queen of Spring
I went into this meet to total 1800 at 180 pounds bodyweight, but learned an important lesson about having backup plans.
WATCH: Using the Box Squat to Correct Posterior Chain Weaknesses
WATCH: Using the Box Squat to Correct Posterior Chain Weaknesses
If you or your clients are failing to properly load your glutes and hamstrings during a competition squat, this video will show you how.
2016 RPS Memphis Classic Meet Report
2016 RPS Memphis Classic Meet Report
This meet was about a few monster numbers that have been weighing down on me. All of the lessons from my elitefts teammates are starting to pay off.
WATCH: Personal Training vs. Online Coaching
WATCH: Personal Training vs. Online Coaching
Not all clients are serious strength athletes and not every coach prefers to work in-person. In this video Christian explains several key differences and shares his opinion on working with general population.
WATCH: How To Properly Use the SS Yoke Bar
WATCH: How To Properly Use the SS Yoke Bar
This bar brings endless potential to your weight room — but only if used properly. Don't forget these two cues.
External Rotation: Small Cue for a Big Squat
External Rotation: Small Cue for a Big Squat
This vital component of a safe and powerful squat has been misconstrued and misunderstood by much of the strength community. Let's get it right.

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