USA Weightlifting is pleased to announce the launch of the USA Weightlifting  Speaker Series, an innovative and interactive online service to link USA Weightlifting members with tools to help them in their sport development. 

Speaker Series subscribers have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to some of the top experts in the sports world. 

The cost to join the USAW Speaker Series is $99. A valid USA Weightlifting membership is required. Click HERE to learn more and enroll. The virtual talks will be conducted via Zoom. The talks will be recorded available for on-demand viewing any time.


Next Speaker Series Event - Wednesday 9/30, 7PM Eastern - Roundtable Panel

The panel will feature Jeff Macy, Associate Athletic Director of Sports Performance at Oregon State University, Ryan Reynolds, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs, and Rich Lansky, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Braden River High School HS in Florida.


This group encompasses experts from 3 levels of Strength and Conditioning; Professional, Collegiate, and High School, from several sports, and with unique prospective on the sport of weightlifting, and using the weightlifting related movements in the training of athletes.


Panel Bios

Jeff Macy - Associate Athletic Director, Sports Performance, Oregon State University

Jeff Macy is one of the most respected individuals in the profession and possesses a unique experience level of athletic success combined with professional and intercollegiate athletic experience.

Macy, in his second tenure at OSU, oversees the Beavers’ nationally recognized sports performance staff that works with 500-plus student-athletes.  He was named director of sports performance at Oregon State University in June of 2013 and was subsequently promoted to associate athletic director for sports performance.

He originally spent two-plus years at OSU as the head strength and conditioning coach starting in 2006, before serving in the same role with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks for five years.

A 1993 graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Macy previously worked in the NBA as the Chicago Bulls’ assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2001 through 2006.

Macy was the strength and conditioning coach at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., for nearly four years prior to his appointment with the Bulls. He also is a strength and conditioning consultant.

His athletic career includes capturing titles at the 1991 and 1993 USA Weightlifting National Championships, and was an athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center for four years. The former American record holder participated in the Olympic Trials in 1992 and the World Championships in 1993.

Macy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a USA Weightlifting Senior Coach.

He and his wife, Barb, are the parents of a son, Will and daughter, Claire.  Will is a sophomore at OSU.

Ryan Reynolds
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Kansas City Chiefs


Ryan Reynolds enters his fifth NFL season with Kansas City in 2020 as the club's strength & conditioning assistant with a focus on sports science. 

Prior to working for the Chiefs, Reynolds served as the assistant strength & conditioning coach for the UCLA Bruins football team for four seasons (2012-16). He also spent time with Arizona State University's football program as an assistant coach focusing on sports performance (2008-12) and as a sports performance graduate assistant for the university's basketball and football teams (2006-08). Between his time as a graduate assistant and an assistant coach at ASU, Reynolds spent time as a sports performance assistant for the University of Louisville's football team (2008).

Reynolds got his start as an intern for the University of Iowa, focusing on men's basketball, Olympic sports and football strength & conditioning (2001-06).

Reynolds graduated with a Bachelor's in exercise science from the University of Iowa in 2005, and received a Master of Education from Arizona State University in 2007.

 University of Iowa (B.S. 2005), Arizona State University (M.Ed. 2007). Born: Fulton, Ill.


Rich Lansky


Richard C. Lansky, CSCS, RSCC*E
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist 
USAW Certified Senior International Coach
American Red Cross Certified CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor
Rich Lansky has been involved in the strength and conditioning and fitness field for over 30 years. 
A 1988 graduate of Syracuse University, he has worked in both the private sector and educational settings during his coaching and teaching career. 
Over the last three decades, he has coached, trained and educated his athletes and clients, ranging from post rehab patients and fitness enthusiasts all the way to NFL, MLB, USTA/WTA, and MLS athletes. 
A USA Weightlifting Level 5 Senior International Coach, Lansky has coached 5 different USAW National Champions and multiple Junior and Senior World Team members. 
Over the past two decades, he coached internationally on five different continents as both a USAW official and a personal coach. 
He  has served on the USAW Board of Directors, the Coaching Committee, Collegiate Committee and High School Developmental Committee. 
He was also the President of the Florida LWC from 1999-2008 and was the Director of Coaching for Team Florida Weightlifting from 1999-2005, which then became Team Florida Gulfcoast Weightlifting, Inc.  
During the span from 2001-2005, Team Florida won first place at the Nationals, National Junior Championships, American Open, and 23 and Under Championships. 
He continues to serve as head coach for  Team Florida Gulfcoast today. 
He is actively engaged in coaching education and professional development, presenting on behalf of  organizations like USA Weightlifting, The Agility Training Institute and the International Tennis Performance Association.   He has taught the USAW Coaching Certification Courses around the country since 2000. 
He is Department Lead for Physical Education and the PE and Weight Lifting Instructor at Braden River High School in Bradenton, Florida. 
In addition to being head coach for the Weightlifting Teams, he serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the entire Athletic Department. 
Prior to that, he spent eight years at Manatee High School teaching PE and being the Strength Coach for Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Dance. Cheer, Wrestling, Volleyball, Swimming, Basketball and Baseball.  He was the Head Coach for Boys and Girls Weightlifting as well. 
He spent one year coaching Defensive Line and serving as Strength Coach For the Football and Girls Basketball team at Lakeland Christian School during 2010. 
He has also coached at Sarasota Booker With Football, Wrestling and Weightlifting and For Venice High School Wrestling during the early 90s. 
From 1993 through 2010 he worked in the private sector owning and operating his own strength and conditioning facilities in Sarasota as well as managing a Velocity Sports Performance Center in Lakeland. 
He is currently a member of the FHSAA Advisory Committee for Weightlifting, the USAW High School Development Committee and just finished two terms on the NSCA State Advisory Board.  He is also the current NHSSCA Florida State Director.  
In 2006, he received the USOC Doc Counsilmen Sport Science Coaching Award for USAW.
In 2014 he was named one of three High School Strength Coaches of the Year by American Football Monthly and Samson Strength.
He was also named the 2017 NHSSCA Southeast Regional Coach of the year.
He has been published in the NSCA Journal, Training and Conditioning, Purepower Magazine, Weightlifting USA, and StrengthPlus Magazine.  He has also authored a chapter in the NSCA book, Strength Training for Football. 


New Speaker Added - Dr. Kristof Kipp, PhD, CSCS, Associate Professor, Marquette University
October 20, 8PM Eastern

This presentation will provide an overview of weightlifting biomechanics research. Specific topics will include bar- and joint-specific movement patterns, with an emphasis on how these topics relate to weightlifting performance. In addition, the presentation will share some perspectives about how coaches could integrate the provided information into their existing practices and technical models.


About Dr. Kipp
Dr. Kipp joined the Department of Physical Therapy, Program in Exercise Science at Marquette University in the fall of 2011. He received a PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences with emphasis in biomechanics from Oregon State University and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kipp’s primary research interests focus on the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. To this end, Dr. Kipp’s research projects use various combinations of biomechanical and electrophysiological techniques. Dr. Kipp holds an AS in Engineering from North Idaho College, a BS in Kinesiology, Biomechanics emphasis from Boise State University, an MS in Exercise and Sport Studies, Biophysical emphasis from Boise State University and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Biomechanics Emphasis from Oregon State University.


Previous Speakers - Archived sessions available on-demand with Speaker Series enrollment

Daniel Altman 

Dr. Rob Archer


Dr. Jeff Durmer MD


Rob Paniarello

Dr. Mike Israetel

Dr. Andy Galpin

Dr. Kirsten Peterson

Dr. Quinn Henoch