Ricky

Barbell Coach

Ricky

Barbell Coach

Biography

My love for movement and fitness began during my undergraduate experience at San Francisco State University. At the time, I used to go to the gym as a haven from environmental stressors. Searching for a sense of belonging, I was welcomed by a campus CrossFit club, Gator Strong, that changed my life and ultimately kept me in school. The influence of that club instilled a passion in me for understanding the human body, strength & conditioning, and injury prevention.

Fast forward a few years, I now have a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Chiropractic with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. Same passion, just bigger goals. I’ve been an avid weightlifter with Tribe Barbell Club since 2020, and since then have grown a continuous appreciation and love for Olympic weightlifting. You can find me on the platforms coaching, lifting, or sometimes just hanging out because I like being there so much. At the end of the day, I know the importance of having someone lead the way through guidance and knowledge, and I strive to be that person for my athletes and others. Let’s move with intention, quality technique, but most importantly let’s have fun.

“The only way to do great work, is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors in Kinesiology – San Francisco State University
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (In Progress) – Southern California University of Health Science Certification

CERTIFICATIONS

  • USAW L1