THE VAULT


"I have learned over the years who I am and who has contributed to my success. I have 100% desire, dedication, and determination running through my blood day and night and my success is owed to GOD and EVERYONE who has given me a chance to help them achieve their dreams AND my dreams"---Coach Poe

BELOW ARE SOME MEMORIES OF SERVING OTHERS.

Unfortunately, I have no pictures or videos for the first several years of coaching and competing since cameras and high speed communication were not so readily available as they seem to be in today's world. I am making a special note to those who started me in the right direction.

Powerlifting is my element. I will always continue to leverage the discipline and art of lifitng heavy weight into inspiring, leading, and encouraging others to "create separation" to succeed in life and sports"---Coach Poe

2012 and 2013 LATEST NEWS

COACH POE SETS ANOTHER WORLD RECORD AT PETCO STORE IN TENNESSEE!!!

PUSHPRESSES ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST ALBINO BURMESE PYTHONS!

"I hope we can do more promotions together on a nationwide scale for PETCO"---Coach Poe

"I have to admit that this pushpress was one of the harder lifts overhead that I have ever executed---the weight distribution was most challenging---nothing ever balanced out---but my technique and experience enabled me to be successful"

---Matt Poe

"Thanks to Petco, Ernie Lanier, and Sterling for the invitation"

The snake was 16 feet, 255 pounds, plus 45 pound bar

"In free weight language, the lift felt like an unbalanced 330 pounds"---Matt Poe

 

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COACH POE PRESSES "320 POUND BARRELLS" 14 REPS TO SET A PERSONAL RECORD
WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR THE RALLY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH AT MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY
ON OCTOBER 26, 2012

"I thank Brad Gioia and the parents and students of MBA for enabling me to dedicate this lift to Vann Webb class of 2000---it was cold,windy, rainy, and loud---my kind of lifting"---Coach Poe


 

COACH POE RETURNS TO MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY'S ASSEMBLY

ON OCTOBER 22, 2012 AFTER A 22 YEAR STINT TO PROMOTE THE "320 POUND BARREL LIFT" TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE RALLY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH

"I was honored and flaterred to return to MBA. The hardest part of my return speach was following Pulitzer Price Winner Jon Meacham...bending a frying pan gave me my only chance to capture attention..."---Coach Poe


 

COACH POE LIFTS "TO INSPIRE" PROSPECT, INC. EMPLOYEES LEBANON, TENNESSEE

PROSPECT, INC. provides support services and employment to people who have disabilities or other barriers to personal independence.

"It was awesome! Being able to serve as an inspiration to Prospect. Inc. was an experience that few will ever get a chance"---Coach Poe

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012


 

COACH POE REPS 275 POUND FOR 17 REPS IN BARREL PRESS

AT NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE IN TENNESSEE

MARCH 23, 2012

 

Coach Poe to be Guest Speaker and Demonstrator

 

SATURDAY MARCH 24, 2012

Coach Poe invited to lift in the 2012 Arnold Classic

"Being invited once was a great accomplishment for me after a huge injury. Being invited for the second time will be another opportunity to build great memories"---Matt Poe



 

RECENT EVENTS

 

Click Here To Watch Coach Poe's Motivational Speech at Cumberlnd University

(Left to Right) Head of Strength and Conditioning Brad Lokey, Athletics Director Ron Pavan, Matt Poe

 

 

Coach Poe With 198 Pound Champion Tommy Chadwell Congrats!

 

 

Coach Poe With Bill Frazier of the United States Special Forces

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2011 VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Coach Poe Handles 310 Pounds With Omega Force in Mount Juliet, Tennessee

OCTOBER 2011 VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Coach Poe Mentors Gentry Hale in the Art of The Pushpress

NOVEMBER 2011 VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Coach Poe Continues To Mentor Gentry Hale in The Art of The Pushpress

Rain Does Not Stop Squat Day

DECEMBER VIDEO OF THE MONTH

Coach Poe Speaks About Character Development and Creating Separation at Cumberland University

BELOW: Sports Caster Rudy Kalis Interviews Matt Poe About His 2009 Back Injury, Rehabilitation, and Competing Again 

"I hope this piece INSPIRES someone out there who has been debilitated by a back injury and seeks some motivation to recover. Create Separation! Thank you Rudy Kalis and Channel 4 for helping to make a difference"---Coach Poe

Coach Poe Sets New Record 310 Pounds For 12 Reps in DrumPress

At The 2011 Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois

NEWS: June 5, 2011 Television Interview Inside Sports 10:30pm Channel 4

Inspiration Through Injury - Rudy Kalis of Channel 4 Sports Interviews Coach Poe On His Back Injury in 2009 and His Road To Recovery to Lift Again at The 2011 Arnold Classic!!

April 29, 2011: Coach Poe Executes a Drum Lift at the Bowling Green Hot Rods Minor League Baseball Game 

"I enjoyed seeing the faces of the crowd and their astonishment as I executed this lift...since the venue was full of baseball fans and not the normal powerlifting and strongman crowd. Randy Richie and his ministry surely made a difference in people's lives tonight..."---Matt Poe

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

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Elie King and Brannon Poe demonstrate their commitment to ab work.

 

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Coach Poe approaches the drums in Kentucky.

 

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Warm up to work.

 

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(Front to Back) Eli King, Robert Garston, Will Godwin, Franklin Garston, Hayden Snyder, James Elliot, and Tyler Franks (standing) rest during a technical workout in the sand.

COUNTDOWN TO NEW MATTPOE.COM WEBSITE > 15 DAYS

Below: Coach Poe Prepares To Press A Circus Dumbbell For The 2011 Superman

"This thing is brutal...grip, balance, and massiveness. I was very happy to at least get it over my head for my first time to ever to execute this lift. I now have to work on a true one handed pushpress"---Coach Poe

SANDPIT PICTURES

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Eli King sprints as Coach Poe looks on.

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Robert, Eli, James, Hayden, Tyler, Franklin, Will, and Jack stretch after a grueling workout as Coach Poe commands the stretch.

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"The thing with circus dumbbells is the length and the large grip of them aside from weighing a ton which adds the activation of muscles and balance not normally used with traditional dumbbells. I'll practice with my traditional 200s and then incorporate this circus dumbbell in order to give a great show at the Superman---Coach Poe

Coach Poe To Overhead Lift At The Superman Celebration!

"I am very excited to travel with the Omega Force Team to be a part of the Superman Celebration. I have always loved super heros, especially "The Hulk", but we all started out watching Superman. Anything that Warner Brothers and Metropolis is a part will be exciting. I will train hard to give the audience a great show of STRENGTH"---Coach Poe

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Below: All the sand training pays off for "Big Leaguer" Chris Jackubauskas as he bumps his catcher during spring ball with the Baltimore Orioles.

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2011 ARNOLD UPDATE:

SUNDAY: COACH POE TOPS HIS PREVIOUS DAY'S WORK OF 300 X 11 REPS AND DOES 300 X 12 REPS!

"Considering I never trained for "reps" for this demonstration, I was literally gone on my 7th rep on the second day. I had nothing but heart. I just kept asking God to get me to the next rep and before I knew it I had hit 12 reps with 300 pounds and my back, hips, and shoulders were still in tact. My perfect practice of my form paid off as well. I know I could get more reps with more focused "rep" training..."---Coach Poe

"I want to thank Randy Richie and the rest of the TEAM for presenting me with the opportunity to lift with them at the Arnold. I am grateful for all the new friendships as fellow men of the metal"---Coach Poe

Below is a video of Coach Poe's 2 day overhead pressing at The Arnold

"It was awesome! I felt a lot of power, had great timing, and a lot of help from God and my Nashville supporters...thank you for making the trip.."----Coach Poe

SATURDAY: COACH POE EXECUTES A NEVER DONE BEFORE "DRUM" PUSH PRESS WITH 300 POUNDS X 11 REPETITIONS

COACH POE TO LIFT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (VIDEOS TO COME)

COACH POE PART OF TEAM TO ESCORT Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I did not think the TERMINATOR needed any protection"---Coach Poe

BELOW COACH POE PACKS HIS BAGS FOR THE ARNOLD

COACH POE INVITED TO LIFT IN "THE 2011 ARNOLD"

"I am pumped...what we do in life echoes in eternity....I am going to give it my best shot"---Coach Poe

Hope Hines Interviews Matt Poe On Sports Performance Development, Powerlifting, Creating Separation, and Lymphedema Treatment In A (4) Segment Video

Click Here To View Entire Interview

Below: Segment (1) Prelude

Road To The Arnold Training Clip Below

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"I just keep moving forward...heart"---Coach Poe

PICTURES OF THE WEEK

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Stephanos finishes the 4th leg of a power pyramid on his knees in 20 degree weather.

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Franklin Road's Thomas Fortune does lateral plank drills with medballs with Hayden Snyder as a spot.

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Father Ryan's Hayden Snyder is perfect in all planes, horizontal, vertical, and sagittal.

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Coach Poe with two professional, happy baseball players, Chris  Jakubauskas and Mike Fisher.

Pros and the Future Pros

Left to right: Brodie PoeChris  jakubauskas, Brannon Poe, Mike Fisher

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The innerworkings of the mind of an athlete

COACH POE WORKS WAY BACK UP TO 320 POUNDS ON THE PUSHPRESS

1 Year After Back Injury

Sets were: 225x15,300x2,320x1x3

"I thank God for keeping me safe. I felt like I could have pushed a whole lot more. My back felt strong, my push was very fast, and I experienced no pain. All the rehab and pain paid off. I know now I am confiedent in pushing more weight as the weeks progress"---Coach Poe

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COACH POE INVITED TO LIFT IN "THE ARNOLD" 

"Considering I could not walk last September of 2009 or do any kind of overhead presses, I am so grateful to be a part of the Arnold. The best of the best in the world of powerlifting and strongman will be at the Arnold. To be at the Arnold with these men is a honor. I thank Randy Richey for this opportunity. I am living proof that you can overcome adversity and injury through the will of God and a lot of heart and live to compete and to win again. I'll never quit...see you there----Coach Poe

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WILL BE DEMONSTRATING OVERHEAD LIFTS ON  STAGE

WITH RANDY RICHEY AND THE OMEGA FORCE STRENGTH TEAM

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BELOW COACH POE AND HOPE HINES DISCUSS SPORTS PERFORMANCE,CREATING SEPARATION,AND CANCER

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HOPE HINES TO INTERVIEW COACH POE

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT OCTOBER, 6, 2010

NEWS CHANNEL 5+ 8:00PM TO 9:00PM

911 Remembered

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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"MICKEY HITER INTERVIEWS COACH POE ON TRAINING ATHLETES, BEING A COMPETITOR AND CREATING SEPARATION"

1510 AM WLAC RADIO

SUNDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 12, 9PM

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Tommy Chadwell (Left, Strength Coach at UT Chattanooga), Brad Lokey (Right, A Fast Rising Strength Coach in the USA From UT Chattanooga) and Matt Poe (Middle) hit a leg workout on the patio in the rain.

"I congratulate Tommy Chadwell for receiving a scholarship and would give my endorsement to Brad Lokey as on of the next great strength coaches in the USA. Brad would be a valuable asset to any program. I know he will get his chance soon..."...Coach Poe

Below Clips Of Coach Poe's Weightlifting During Back Rehab

"I worked so hard to be able to do any of the weights in these clips during my rehabilitation against all the doctor's orders. This training surely took all my heart and God's blessing just to begin to lift again...I hope this video serves as an inspiration to all my athletes"....Coach Poe

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COACH POE CONTINUES HIS HARD WORK TO PREPARE FOR "BIG BERTHA" COMING THIS SUMMER WITH 500 POUND SLED WALKS WORKING HIS WAY TO 1,000 POUNDS

"YOU CANNOT GET A STRONGER HEART WITHOUT PUSHING THROUGH PAIN"...COACH POE

BELOW THE SUNDAY RUNNING GROUP AFTER A BRUTAL SAND WORKOUT

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Montgomery Bell Academy, Brentwood High School, Christ Presbyterian, and Nashville Storm athletes all work side by side under Coach Poe's instruction.

"I am proud of these guys. These guys are real men doing a real work"...Coach Poe.

COACH POE GRADUATES FROM PHYSICAL THERAPY AFTER 5 MONTHS OF BLOOD,SWEAT,AND TEARS!

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"The Question is: Are you ready?"

"THANK YOU TRENT NESSLER AND THE BAPTIST SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF FOR GETTING ME TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN START TRAINING AGAIN. THE BELOW VIDEO IS FOR YOU"...MATT POE

TO ALL MY ATHLETES: NEVER QUIT!!

 
"The doctors said I would never pushpress again. My heart said I would. Two months ago I was struggling with 45 pounds over my head. Five months ago I could not walk.  305 pounds felt so easy. I barely have any hip drive here, but it is coming. I really feel like I could have hit 350 pounds plus this day, but I learned a great lesson in physical therapy...PATIENCE..THANK YOU LORD AND SEE YOU ON THE PLATFORM!"....Coach Poe
 

MAN vs SNAKE

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 Coach Poe Makes Official Comeback With A Snake Lift Over 300 Pounds

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"I accept this challenge with pleasure and look at this lift as my official comeback lift after my injury from last September of 2009. I am very grateful to be at this point after literally hundreds of hours of physical therapy and promise to give the audience a spectacular show at ROCKETOWN"...Coach Poe

WORKING BACK TO THE TOP

Coach Poe hits 280 pounds as he continues to get stronger during his herniated disk rehabilitation----"It was easy, but very scary at the same time...I still lack great hip drive, but I thank God for the strength to make a comeback"----Caoch Poe

 
Coach Poe slowly working upwards to 270 pounds on his last set. "Physical therapy is grueling, but is enabling me to have a steady rate of progress every week on my pushpress...I am definitely happy to hit 270 today. It was extremely light for my shoulders, but is building confidence of what my lower back can handle. My hard work is paying off"...

"I am very grateful to be pushpressing again. My strength is still there...I just have to be patient during this rehab time and visualize "heavy weight" again....225 pounds is better than 45 pounds a few weeks ago..I am definitely making progress weekly".....Matt Poe

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"This jump was the most difficult thing I have done in therapy, but I ended up about 30 inches off the ground landing on a 10 inch box for 45 reps. I left the therapy center "pain free" as well. I have not deadlifted yet, but this is a great sign. This workout came the day after I pulled sleds at Vanderbilt for 400 yards. I hope this inspires anyone who is in recovery.....you can do it!! The mirror says it all!!"----Coach Poe

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102 days ago I was injured. On the 90th day and after hundreds of hours of rehab, I pressed 45 pounds for 10 reps. Yesterday, the 101th day, I pressed 190 for 10 reps. The doctors said there was a good chance that I'd never pushpress again. I guess they did not take into account the human "heart".

BELOW IS THE HEART AND SOUL IT TAKES TO OVERCOME INJURY AND WIN AGAIN

45 DEGREE WATER...ENOUGH SAID...

104.5 THE ZONE INTERVIEWS MATT POE ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 26, 6AM TO 7AM

TOPIC > SPEED DEVELOPMENT FOR ATHLETES

DON'T MISS IT! YOU WANTED IT!

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THE ATHLETES PARENTS SHOW

MATT POE'S LATEST PROGRESS DURING BACK REHABILITATION BELOW - A Must See...

"This workout was my Christmas present come early. I'm just battling through bench from foot platforms (by the way, I hate this non competition form...but I have to do what I have to do), but am most happy about no pain as I literally work back up from the bottom on the pushpress. Thanks Coach Wade Johnson, Trent Nessler, Doctor Burris and Doctor Petty. We have come along way and I have many victories to come. Welcome to a champions heart"----Matt Poe

2009 FLASHBACK VIDEO BELOW BASED ON 1245 REQUESTS - THANK YOU

"This "Never Quit" attitude has made Matt Poe one of the most respected men in the "PushPress" and the "Sports Performance World. He is a real "strongman". His capibilities to master any required lifts is a sign of "true strength"....Dan Deferno..

"I am willing to die in competition and I almost did in September of this year"....Coach Poe

2009 FLASHBACK PICTURE BASED ON 2111 REQUESTS THANK YOU

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Matt Poe is the first man in the world to ever attempt the "Snake Lift" and conquer the lift that totaled 367 pounds for (4) repetitions.
 
"I hate snakes and I am glad that Python did not squeeze me to death. God was clearly on my side"....Coach Poe

 

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"12 weeks ago I could not walk. Today, December 17, God gave me the ability to use my pushpress talent again with a clean and press of 45 pounds and 30 reps with no pain. The road now begins to compete again. My biggest fear of picking the weight up off the ground was onvercome and the press felt excellent. 2 hours of pool every day, 2 hours of PT, and a few hours in the weightroom a night has paid off....the last 1%"....Matt Poe

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Kay Beats Cancer To Return To Football
(Click Here For ESPN STORY)

"Kay regained his strength quickly by working with personal trainer Matt Poe, who played football at Tennessee. Kay also had his father, former Auburn linebacker Jim, to thank"....By Jared Zwerling, ESPN RISE

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"James Kay epitomizes my entire philosophy of "Conquering" the "Last 1%" with "Heart" to "Create Separation". I am proud to have played a small part in his victory against cancer. I love him like a little brother. Keep it up brother!!"....Coach Poe

BACK TO WORK

BELOW IS COACH  POE'S 4TH BENCH WORKOUT DURING REHABILITATION

"I remain in pain. I don't like the bench form at all and it is very scary trying to find out how far I can push my back and especially my hip drive which I don't have at all. I am still very weak and can still do no leg work, but gaining ground. I will pushpress again"----Coach Poe

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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Major Leaguer and right-handed reliever Chris Jakubauskas of the former Seattle Mariners and now Pittsburgh Pirates executes a biomechanical warmdown drill as he finishes his workout.

"I already like Chris's attitude. Anyone who meets me for the first time in the sandpit and likes it (lol), is an instant winner in my book"....Coach Poe

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The above picture is in honor of Chuck "The Truck" Braxton during Thanksgiving week. I always open with an honory 500 pounds no matter how big the jump to the next attempt.  Chuck would never let me leave the gym until I repped out 500 pounds. He was a true "hero". I love you Coach. See you on the grand paltform one day....Coach Poe

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By the mid 1960's my father, Martin Poe, held several national and world Tennessee AAU weighlifting records (Olympic and Power) and was named Mr.Tennessee 2 years in a row as well a Mr.Nashville weighing 198 pounds. He is still known for his display of 2500 situps at one time and a bench press (see Raw Dogs) of 565 at 217.  He represented Cosmopolitan Health Studio.
 
He served as a mentor for several college and pro strength coaches incluing the late John Stucky, Doc Kreis, and  Jeff "Mad Dog" Madden, just to mention a few.
 
"Thanks Dad for being a great example for me and my brothers"
 
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(L to R) Brad Lampley, Matt Poe, Neal Kerney, Kevin Foley, and Scott Galyon.
 
"9 weeks ago, I could not walk up 1 step. I achieved a short term goal "off the platform" of making this year's Tennessee Letterman's Weekend. The above picture made my trip to Knoxville (against the doctors orders of course) well worth seeing my ole teammates and friends"
CREATE SEPARATION
 
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Preston continuing to try new things and become the best he can be at 9 years old!
 
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Pat Rooney battles cancer with heart, soul, and desire.
 
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Nolan Kemp of CPA begins his journey to be the best tight end in the country.
 
DESIRE - DETERMINATION - DEDICATION
 
THE OFFICIAL COMEBACK BEGINS -RELEASED TO LIFT WEIGHTS DURING REHABILITATION.
 
MY DAY STARTS AT 4AM. 5AM IN THE POOL UNTIL 8AM. REHABILITATION AT HOSPITAL FOR 2 HOURS AT SOME TIME DURING THE DAY. WORK/COACH ALL DAY. TO WADE JOHNSONS TO LIFT FOR ANOTHER HOUR. BED AND DREAM ABOUT PUSHPRESSING.
 
 
"This is Coach Poe's 3rd official bench press workout during this herniated disk rehab which shows his warmup and his first day of being able to do ab work"
 
"I am in the middle of the "Last 1%"-----Coach Poe
 
After several weeks of conditioning, Pat Rooney shows his heart by executing 10 reps with 45lbs on the FORZA bench.
 
"There is no lift I ever did that gave me the satisfaction of achieving improved strength more than Pat's lift gave me today. Great job Pat Rooney"----Coach Poe
 
A Real Cowboy - Jeans, Ropers, an American Belt Buckle, and a Texas Power Bar.
 
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"Below are a few pictures of Super Heavy Weight Champion Wade Johnson's gym, a real facility of strength. Champions ARE NOT made in indoor facilities with turf fields, air conditioning, and lack of heart. I'll never give into the modern day training facilities, but I will keep producing top champions and continue to be a champion myself. Oh, nobody told me I was great today. I think I'll go cry."---Coach Poe
 
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Notice the second of two monolifts and the trophies.
 
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FORZA bench.
 
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Louie Simmon's rehab toy in the back left corner.
 
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Real air conditioning.
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
 
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"I want you to succeed in sports and life"---Coach Poe
 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK BELOW

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Terry and Preston finish Preston's workout with full "Rocky Style" situps.

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James Seabury executes his "Rocky Style" situps with absolutely zero help!

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Harrison Kisber executes excellent knee raise, hand passing the hip, knuckle to shoulder height, and keeping his 90 degree reference points. He has worked extremely hard to become a better sprinter and to achieve more confidence in his running abilities. We are very proud of Harrison!

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Our friend and "Inspiration" Pat Rooney "Creates Separation" in Coach Poe's weightroom. Pat has knows the meaning of "The Last 1%".

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Tommy Chadwell, Coach Poe, and Jim Chadwell on the Patio training for Tommy's first meet in December.

COACH POE TO SPEAK ON:

"THE PHYSICS AND BIOMECHANICS OF SPEED DEVELOPMENT, YOUTH FITNESS FOR INJURY PREVENTION AND PERFORMANCE, AND GROUP TRAINING FOCUSING ON STEP, JUMP, AND LAND TRAINING

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA

AMERICAN FITNESS AND PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 9TH AND 10TH 2009

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!!!

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THE BELOW VIDEO IS A GLIMPSE OF COACH POE'S ONE ARMED BARBELL TRAINING

In other words...HEART!

THE BELOW VIDEO IS COACH POES PATENTED "TURNING PUSHPRESS"

WARNING: Do not try this lift without proper coaching and spotters.

Matt Poe executes his second set of his patented "Turning Pushpress". He warms up with a few reps of 280 before turning. This exercise is a test of full body strength, especially abdominals, lumbo pelvic hip complex, and every type of grip strength.

COACH POE DEFEATS ALBINO PYTHON!!!

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"The lift was actually harder than last year. I performed when I had to... under "Pressure"... and in the jaws of the  "Unknown". My thousands of hours each year of practicing technique paid off AGAIN...."

"Thank God".....Coach Poe

179 pounds was on the bar, 150 pound snake, totaling 329 pounds!

THANKS TO:  My dad, Martin Poe and my nephew Marty Poe, "The Snake Hunter" Ernie Lanier, Bill Frazier (My Spotter), Johnny Beal (Spotter), Tommy Chadwell, Angelia Johnson, and Nashville Shores.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Hunter Beal who did an excellent job on filming the event. This film was used by Rudy Kalis on "Sports Extra" on channel 4 news. Great job Hunter!!

THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO CAME TO SEE ME THIS YEAR. I APPRECIATE YOU!!! THE MEMORIES WILL LAST FOREVER!!

NEWS: COACH POE HAS BEEN INVITED BACK TO NASHVILLE SHORES TO ATTEMPT TO PUSH PRESS AN ALBINO PYTHON.

MAN VS. SNAKE 2

SATURDAY AUGUST 8, 2009 - 1:00PM

"I continue to hate snakes. Same as last year, I am going to concentrate on excellent push press form and make this attempt to crush this snake and humiliate the snake as I would in a competition......unless he bites me and then I'll make an attempt to kill it..."

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COME ENJOY THE SPECTACLE!!!

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Dear Visitors,

We are currently re-building, re-organizing, and re-designing the site.

We will keep a handful of "pages" to be seen.

All "CURRENT VIDEOS" will be posted on this page like normal as well as a dedicated page called "CURRENT VIDEOS".

"I look forward to launching this SUPERSITE that will include all divisions of my business".

"I appreciate all your support and all the viewers in other countries.

This site is successful because of you, especially my ATHLETES"!

The thousands of PICTURES and VIDEOS are SAVED and will be back SOON!!!

THANK YOU.

CREATE SEPARATION! CONQUER THE LAST 1%! AND FIND YOUR HEART!

REMEMBERā€¦.YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST!

SINCERELY,

MATT POE, SPORTS PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST AND CHAMPION POWERLIFTER

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"The above picture is just a reminder that "our working hard" is a lot BETTER than "your working hard".

Below are "Current Videos"!

Enjoy and "Quit Crying"!

"Let's call this a "Poeup". This was my first attempt at this movement. I can tell you that my abs, hips, and balance were challenged, not to mention, my lower back and delts. I really feel like a created separation in these attempts. I was in normal man's weather though...not winner's weather.....I look forward to 100 plus degrees and all the humidity the atmosphere can dish out"....Coach Poe

Coach Poe demonstrates his "Poepull" with 380 pounds. Yes you are seeing this "Poepull" for the first time.

"The work in both directions is not for the weak of "heart". The hips, thighs, glutes, shoulders, chest, and grip is getting killed. Perfect training for any type of deadlift. This type of training makes my "best" definitely better than your "best".....Coach Poe

Coach Poe finishes his last set of 5 reps with 280 pounds. This dedication took over three hours.

"The worst thing about this dedication was that it was not in "winner's weather". It was only 90 degrees on the patio with no humidity. This reason is why I did so many sets as well as training my strength endurance at a sub maximal level.....I am really coming after YOU this year..."Coach Poe

 
"Where You Quit, We Begin....Expect Sacrifice, Expect Painful Times, Expect To Win....the last 1%... "....Coach Poe
 
"MATTPOE.COM IS BEING REBUILT.....PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS....OUR SITE REBUILD IS BETTER THAN YOUR SITE REBUILD. YES...A LOT OF PICS ARE MISSING...WE ARE WORKING ON IT".....COACH POE

COACH POE TO SPEAK ON:

"THE BIOMECHANICS OF SPEED DEVELOPMENT, MICRO AND MACRO PERIODIZATION FOR POWERLIFTING, AND TRAINING ENERGY SYSTEMS EFFECTIVELY FOR SPORT"
 
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WHERE AND WHEN:

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA

AMERICAN FITNESS AND PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

OCTOBER 9TH AND 10TH 2009
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 
 
MICHEAL FISHER MAKES FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL APPEARANCE WITH THE ATLANTA BRAVES ON THE 40 MAN ROSTER AS A SHORTSTOP
 
"I am most proud of him. He "Created Separation" in the off-season. He never missed a workout in 22 weeks, gained 30 pounds, got more explosive on his feet, and never had any excuses. He is the last 1%. Most of all, he trusted me"---Coach Poe
 
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104.5 The Zone FM Radio Interviews Matt Poe
 
"The Athletes Parents Show"
 
 
Saturday, March 27, 2009
 
THE BELOW VIDEO IS A FLASHBACK REQUESTED BY VISITORS OF THIS SITE (1,000 Plus Requests) It is on YOUTUBE!
 
2006 Texas Strongest Man Competition at The Ronnie Coleman Classic in Dallas, Texas
 
 
"Needed to win this event by just 1 pound over Ben Graves one of the strongest men in America, but I needed overall points. I had tweaked my shoulder in the deadlift. Ben had just nailed 320 on his last pushpress attempt which put him in first place which was surprising that he did not do a lot more after winning the bench with a near 600 pound showing. I opened with 320. Blew my left shoulder out on the second attempt with around 370. So, all I needed was 321 on the 3rd to win since we were tied at this point. I figured I could get 340 with this injury and get some overall points. I work too hard to win at 321. I prayed, visualized the many times I had trained in pain, and then executed it with my old training partner Josh Bryant looking on. God was good to me. Being at the Ronnie Coleman Classic made it special and the Olympic lifters who congrtulated me at the end. A jerk step would have made it a lot easier they joked with me"----Coach Poe
 
 
"The actual "Strength For The Game" Demonstration at Cumberland Heights "2009 Clean Break" Event
 
"I felt great with the 300 pounds and Wade Johnson behind me. Repping this weight was not very hard, but effective for a demonstration. Again, demonstrations still count for experience and an opportunity to perfect technique in a crowded setting"...Coach Poe
 
 
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"Coach Poe concentrates before repping 300 pounds with "Big" Wade Johnson as his spotter who opened the show with a "repfest" of 600 pounds on the trapbar. Richard Harris runs the show as the MC."
 
"Wade Johnson was awesome opening the show with the trapbar and talking to the crowd as he repped 600 pounds"....Coach Poe
 
"Whenever you can train for a designated period of time for a demonstration and execute all attempts on the event day, it becomes another opportunity for experience and another opportunity to perfect your technique in a crowded setting with other professionals in their trade such as the band TONIC and SISTER HAZEL"....Coach Poe
 
"There is nothing like the feeling of doing an event that comes together so successfully after a long period of training. It's opportunities like this that make it all worthwhile. Getting to share the stage with Matt Poe lifting and then listing to all the great bands and visiting with all the great folks was inspiring for me"....Champion Powerlifter and Instructor Wade Johnson
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Friends, family, website visitors, and clients who attended as well as Wade Johnson, Richard Harris, and Blake Harris. Congratulations to Asher Levine who directed the event on behalf of Cumberland Heights.
 
VIDEO OF EVENT TO COME SOON.
 
COACH POE KICKS OFF CLEAN BREAK EVENT IN NASHVILLE
 
THIS WEEKEND WITH PUSHPRESS DEMO!!!
 
SUNDAY MARCH 15, 2009
 
12:30 TO 1:15 AT CENTENNIAL PARK!!!
 
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"Above is Coach Poe's real office....the platform....God Bless America"
 
A FEW YOUNGBLOODS TRAINING BELOW
 
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"Super Fly terrorizing the dumbbell pushpress"
 
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"Big Sexy working his grip strength micro deadlifting...5th grader weighs 145 pounds"
 
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"Harrison experiences the track for the first time ever"
 
 
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"Future NFL QB Mark Christopher Poe pushpresses"
 
 
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"Matthew Petrikin sets up for a box squat on the FORZA rack"
 
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"A few pro athletes....Fisher and Wallace....continuing their work on the track"
 
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"My partners leave after our workout and I remain one hour more to rehab the knee and elbow".....Coach Poe
 
HAPPY 2009 NEW YEAR VIDEO BELOW...DON'T MISS THEM!!
 
"Power vs. Power"
 
Coach Poe To Pushpress Kawasaki Motorcycle
 
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2009 Clean Break Event In Nashville
 
Sunday March 15th from 1pm to 6pm at Centennial Park
 
 
"Coach Poe prepares for the "Clean Break" event by practicing Phase I of the Motorcycle Pushpress with the WERA 2004 and 2005 Mid Central and Southeast Super Motard Champion Thomas Hannah"
 
"It ain't easy...."---Coach Poe
 
"I will treat the motorcycle like any other weight challenge...train, visualize, and execute. I encourage every young athlete to attend this event and make the "Clean Break Pledge" - Coach Poe
 
GUEST VIDEO BELOW: 45 POUNDS 1000X
 
 
"Again, I talk about the last 1%. My friend Jimmy Griscom demonstrates the last 1% as he finishes out his last 35 reps of a 46 minute 1000 rep set. Many of you will never experience the true last 1%...here it is..."----Coach Poe
 
 
WARNING: NEVER TRY THIS! FOR MOTIVATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!

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FINAL CUT VIDEO 2
 
 
"THE LAST 1%
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO MARK POE AND PATRICK MCKENNON!!!
 
FINAL CUT VIDEO 1
 
 
"I talk about the "last 1%" and "Creating Separation" with my athletes.
 
Try a 20 meter sled pull in 50 Degree Water, 20 MPH Winds, Crashing Waves, Undertoe, 6 feet of Ocean Water, 120 pounds of Iron, and the month of December to top it off. This was my 12th pull this day. My advice to kids, parents, and the rest of America is to quit crying and "Find The Heart" in 2009 !!!!
 
 
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"Mike Fisher, Second Baseman in the Atlanta Braves organization starts his 15th week of training off with some heavy squats on my new FORZA half rack....and loves it...He has created separation from going from 177 pounds to over 200 pounds "----Coach Poe
 
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"My main men Eli "The Superfly" King (on the right) and Sammy "Bringin the Whammy" King (on the left) as I get them used to the life of living in the rack. Check out Sammy's bicep!!! Eli continues to dominate NATIONALLY in wrestling. Sammy is just now beginning his journey as a great wrestler. Keep it up killers!!----Coach Poe
 
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Coach Poe Prepares For Completing His 8th Week Out of A 27 Week Training Cycle For The 2009 Texas Strongest Man Competition
 
"I feel good. I have been training with pain for 8 weeks now. I expect painful times. I expect success. I expect to win"---Coach Poe
 
NEW CAMP >
 
JANUARY 5TH, 2009
 
 
Brentwood YMCA Speed Camp
 
Please Call Barbara Johnson at (615) 373-9622
 
 
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NEW CAMP >
 
January 2009 to February 2009
 
Harding Academy Monday Night Speed Camp
 
Please Contact Matt Poe From This Website
 
Speed Camps at YMCA a success!
 
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"I am very grateful for the support of the YMCA. I am especially grateful to Barbara Johnson who did a great job in the marketing and in the promotion of the event. The athletes were attentive, respectful, and full of energy. I am proud of their comprehension of the biomechanics and the physics behind speed development."----Matt Poe
 
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NEW VIDEO BELOW
 
 
The road begins to the "2009 Texas Strongest Man Competition"
 
"25 weeks out from Texas, the sand becomes a very important weapon while training. I have no strength issues...just joint pain management. My first walk is with a 100 pound plate on the sled, 135 on the barbell, an ankle bunji, and 80 yards of 4 foot sand...quit crying"-----Coach Poe
 
COACH POE PARTNERS WITH YMCA
 
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TO OFFER SPEED CAMPS THIS FALL
 
COACH POE TO COMPETE IN 2009 STRONGEST MAN IN TEXAS AT RONNIE COLEMAN CLASSIC...STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS...
 
"It's time..."....Coach Poe
 
NEW VIDEO BELOW
 
 
11th Set 320 45 Seconds Rest In Between
 
REAL WORK PART I
 
 
"When training, I only have two friends.God and Metallica. Moving these weights was a true test of endurance and total body strength. I unloaded 4,000 pounds of dumbbells from 155 to 200 and the rack in less than 17 minutes from the back of a truck that hit my pec height and was a 30 foot walk to the rack. Thank God for real work."......Coach Poe
 
REAL WORK PART II
 
 
911 REMEMBERED!!
 
A FEW RECENT CONGRATULATIONS TO:
 
COOPER WALLACE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS...A LIFETIME STUDENT IN THE POE COURSE
 
MICHEAL FISHER OF THE ATLANTA BRAVES...A LIFETIME STUDENT IN THE POE COURSE
 
DANE DANIELS WHO RECEIVED A FOOTBALL SCHOLORSHIP TO CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY...A 5 YEAR STUDENT IN THE POE COURSE
 
RYAN LANGHI WHO RECEIVED A BASKETBALL SCHOLORSHIP TO NORTHWEST FLORDIA STATE COLLEGE...A 5 YEAR STUDENT IN THE POE COURSE
 
"No, these successes do not surprise me. These guys learned to really work and believe in methodology. They totally have HEART. They are and will be great contributors of their teams and university communities. I am just looking forward to their off seasons with me"---Coach Poe
 
THANKS TO:
 
THE STROBEL GROUP, NASHVILLE SHORES, ERNIE LANIER, BLAKE AND RICHARD HARRIS,RUDY KALIS AND CHANNEL 4, ALL MY ATHLETES, AND MY GOOD FRIENDS FOR COMING OUT TO SEE ME"
 
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"Special thanks to my old middle linebacker MBA brother Robert Echols and family and other MBA brother Tad Wood"
 
BELOW: THE SNAKE VIDEO 4 REPETITIONS
 
"Ernie Lanier, Tammy, and Blake Harris look on as Coach Poe executes
his 4th repetition with "Big Bertha" and the bar weighing in at approximately 367 pounds to become the first man in the history of the world to pushpress one of the world's largest Burmese Pythons"
 
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"There was so much uncertainty before this lift. I was nervous and it had never been done before. I had one chance to be successful. I had never seen the snake or practiced a lift like this at all. All I could do was execute perfect pushpress form and intensity...then let God do the rest...especially keeping me from being bitten"---Coach Poe
 
"SUPERHUMAN VS. SUPERSNAKE"
 
Nashville Shores August 8th - 1:00pm
 
BELOW: HERE IS HOW WE TRAIN FEATURING BLAKE HARRIS
 
 
"No AC, No TURF Field, No Self Proclamation....JUST HEART....GREAT JOB BLAKE HARRIS THIS SUMMER!!!----Coach Poe
 
 
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Three Time World's Strongest Man and Best Raw Lifter In The History Of The World, Bill Kazmaier and Coach Poe Cross Paths In Nashville At A Star Trac Equipment Show At The YMCA
 
"One of my mentors was mentored by KAZ. So, I feel we have a little of the same lifter's heart. Meeting KAZ was a special moment for me. Bill Kazmaier will never be forgotten".....Coach Poe
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO MARK CHRISTOPHER POE FOR VISITING DALLAS COWBOYS TRAINING CAMP WITH STEVE CLARKSON!!
 
 
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(LEFT TO RIGHT) > MC POE, TERRELL OWENS, AND FRIEND
 
COACH POE WILL MAKE A "FIRST EVER ATTEMPT IN THE WORLD" TO PRESS THE WORLD RENOUNED BURMESE PYTHON "BIG BERTHA" IN AN OVERHEAD PRESS AND OTHER WEIGHT EQUALLING 350 TO 400 POUNDS.
 
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"SUPERHUMAN VS. SUPERSNAKE"
 
Nashville Shores August 8th - 1:00pm
 
In Partnership With The Strobel Group
 
PRESENTED BY ERNIE LANIER, "THE SNAKE HUNTER", PAST GUEST ON OPRAH, JACK HANNAH'S ANIMAL ADVENTURES, DAVID LETTERMAN, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, MAURY POVICH, AND CROOK AND CHASE
 
 
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"Ernie Lanier is great! Talk about SPEED DEVELOPMENT. Competing against some of nature's most killer reptiles is enough motivation for me to generate some awesome bar speed AND GET THE HECK HOME AS FAST AS I CAN. This show will be great for all youngsters to witness and anyone interested in odd lifts. I am training to defeat the weight of these snakes as I would a human competitor "---Coach Poe
 
COACH POE TO BE A FEATURED SPEAKER
 
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 9TH 2008
 
 
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"The Principals Of Speed Development"
 
 
Gwinnett Center
Upper Level Room 5A
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth , GA 30097
USA
 
 
"I have had a lot of success in Atlanta lifting and coaching. I am very grateful to Power Systems to have the opportunity to teach my talent and help others execute the art of speed development, after the JOURNEY CONCERT of course"---Coach Poe
 
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"COACH POE BROUGHT "THE SHOW" IN FRONT OF MTV PRODUCERS
 
 
The (2) Videos below are Coach Poe preparing for and busting out another perfect rep in the pushpress. Below are raw tapes. MTV version to come soon!
 
VIDEO (1) PREPARATION
 

Coach Poe prepares as one of MTV's camera-men is in his face.
 
VIDEO (2) EXECUTION
 
 
"MTV will always remember me, my desire, and most of all my demonstration of RAW POWER. I just did what they wanted me to do. It was just another day at the office. It was just another rep with 330, not that much really, but enough for the spectators. I love cameras in my face, no sweat. They left having experienced the true meaning of heart"----Coach Poe
 
"Matt Poe was like a GRENADE going off inside that gym. He is definitely a PERSONALITY to be seen. Nobody got into character as he did. He could be on the big screen"---Robert Jansen, Spectator
 
"I want to thank MTV, Big Wade Johnson, The SnakeHunter (Ernie Lanier), Guy Graves, and Richard and Blake Harris"---Coach Poe
 
COMING FROM NEW YORK TO INTERVIEW AND FILM COACH POE LIFTING HEAVY WEIGHTS
 
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MONDAY JUNE 30TH 2008
 
"Of course, I am flattered and grateful of MTV coming all the way from New York to interview me. They will leave with the REAL DEFINITION OF HEART----THE  PRODUCERS, THE FILM GUYS, EVERYONE. Get ready MTV. Welcome to my WORLD!!!"----Coach Poe
 
 
 
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"These guys do not SELL OUT on Sundays and sit on the couch. Welcome Wylie Matthews, 6 years old, (center with 10kg weight overhead) to the first sand workout in your career----GREAT JOB WYLIE----YOU CREATED SEPARATION FROM YOUR COMPETITORS TODAY!!!"---COACH POE
 
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Speed and Strength Camp At Harding Academy
 
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"I am very proud of the progress and dedication to gain confidence of my athletes at Harding Academy. You are creating SEPARATION through your hard work!!!!"----Coach Poe
 
"Hockey Dyamics building CONFIDENCE in the weightroom....Great job as always!!!"
 
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"Congratulations to Patrick Marchetti who recently won the Tennessee State Wrestling Championship at 145...I never doubted his ability and confidence to win...AWESOME!! I am honored to have been a small part of his success"-Coach Poe
 
 
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"It is funny how REAL CHAMPIONS end up on THE PATIO"
(From Left To Right: Jack Dinker, Coach Poe, Will Denbo, and Bill Frazier)
 
 
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"What an effect Coach Poe's cooking had on Josh Bryant"
 
 
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"I think it was the water he was drinking at my house. Good job Josh from making the transition from powerlifting to bodybuilding. I am proud of your hard work. Have you seen G-Blew lately?"----Coach Poe
 
Thanks For The Hard Work----SEPARATION---Coach Poe
 
"The SnakeHunter, Matt Poe, and the Snake" at the Jimmy Floyd Center in Tennessee get aquainted for a future show together"
 
FINALLY, NEW VIDEOS!
 
 
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THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!
 
 
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BELOW: CHECK OUT LATEST VIDEO FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 16TH!!!
 
"Chuck Braxton is still a "power" on earth and in my life".
 
Ernie Lanier, "The Snake Hunter" and Coach Poe meet for the first time and exchange "Chuck The Truck Stories" as result of the "Chuck Braxton" section of my site. Earnie is a former Vietnam War Hero, a former Pro Wrestler ("The Executioner"), a World Class Powerlifter, and World Renowned for his giant snakes. Earnie has been on the Maury Povich Show, the David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, Crook and Chase, OPRAH, and Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures with his snakes.
 
"Earnie has snakes that weigh up to 400 pounds. We hope to do a snake SHOW with each other. Part of the show will be me Pushpressing with a snake on each end of the bar."
 
"What a video this will be!!!! I cannot wait to do a show with the famous Earnie Lanier. I am glad he is my friend"----Coach Poe
 
"Oh yes....THERE IS A NEW VIDEO BELOW...ENJOY"
WARNING: NEVER TRY THE LIFT IN THE VIDEO
 
 
"I would not call this a power snatch or an Olympic snatch, but I would call it POWER!!! This is the first time that I have tried a one armed movement. The pioneers of weightlifting regularly perfected one arm movements such as the above and bent lifts."---Coach Poe
 
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God Bless America - Learn What Constitutes Memorial Day - Then Enjoy Your Holiday!
 
(WHAT WE DO IN LIFE, ECHOS IN ETERNITY!)
 
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LISTEN TO COACH POE'S LATEST RADIO SHOW
 
WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS SPORTS BANQUET A SUCCESS
 
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Doctor of Speed Matt Poe, John Kneisel (Cumberland University Scholorship Winner), Dr. Fran Hoogestraat (Director of Belmont University's Sports Administration Department), and Paul Jewell of the Wilson County Sports Council.
 
"I was flattered and grateful to be chosen as the keynote speaker, but I have to give all credit of the success of this event to Dr.Hoogestraat, Jim Mills (Director of Government Affairs for University Medical Center), and the Wilson County Sports council.
 
COACH POE TO BE A FEATURED SPEAKER
 
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Atlanta, Georgia, August 9th, 2008 - Power Systems Total Training Seminar.
 
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"Again, I am grateful to be a part of the momentum Power Systems has built with the Total Trianing Seminars. These seminars enable me to place my application to the science behind speed development through teaching other professionals and executing very effective workshops for the participants around the country"----Matt Poe
 
COACH POE TO BE A FEATURED SPEAKER
 
14th Annual Beach Jam
AFPA Fitness, Trainer, Sports and Mind Body Conference
 
April 17-20, 2008
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, MD
 
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"I am very grateful to be invited to speak at the American Fitness and Professionals Association conference. I look foward to the event and encourage others in my profession to take part in Ocean City"
 
THANK YOU TAZ AT POWER SYSTEMS - YOU ARE AN ASSET TO OUR PROFESSION!!
 
BELOW: COACH POE IN ACTION
 
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Pittsburgh PA May 24 - Chicago IL June 21 - Atlanta GA Aug 9 - Baltimore MD Sept 20 - San Diego CA Nov 8
 
 
"I recently saw Matt Poe and was able to hear him in Boston last year. Being on the front page of the NEW YORK TIMES was long overdue. I have never heard anyone lecture on the biomechanics behind speed development as Matt Poe presents this science. He is quite a student and a showman."....Darrick Sencinello, PHD Biomechanics.
 
WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!
 
 
"This was my last exercise on a 21 set deadlift day using free weights. I ended with lifting my trailer. My lower back was shot. Lifting a trailer off the ground is a good exercise for increasing the time it takes to go from hip extension to hip flexion. This hip speed through this range of motion is the key to a great start in sprinting and a powerful transition into your flight stage"...Coach Poe
 
 
"I do benchpress once a month, but my pushpress keeps my bench relatively high. I did 2 sets with 405 of 8 reps and dropped down and did 20 sets with 315 with 45 secs rest in between and did 4-6 reps"....Coach Poe
 
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KNOXVILLE SEMINAR A SUCCESS!!!!
"THANKS POWER SYSTEMS"
 
 
Knoxville, Tennessee March 15, 2008
 
Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center
 
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"I enjoy teaching the ART of agility and the knowledge and understanding of executing the movements"---Coach Poe
 
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2008 Track & Field Clinic A Success!!
 
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"Thanks Coach Pruitt and Montgomery Bell Academy for the invitation to speak at your clinic. I enjoyed being back at MBA as an alumnus"----Matt Poe
 
Coaches > Pleaese Go To  "Contact Us" To Request Any Desired Clinic Materials
Speed Training Starts Today, January 27 at 2:00 at CPA - Contact Us Or Come By
 
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SUNDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 27, NEWS CHANNEL 4
 
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RUDY KALIS INTERVIEWS MATT POE
ABOUT HIS COACHING, TRAINING, STEROIDS, AND LIFTING DEMONSTRATIONS
 
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"STRENGTH FOR THE GAME"
 
Sponsored By Dr.Damon Petty and University Medical Center
January 30th at Wilson Central High School
 
"I remain very grateful to UMC for the continued sponsorship in 2008 of "Strength For The Game". I intend to continue to lead by example in the effort to combat steroid use among high school athletes"----Caoch Poe
 
ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF POWERLIFTING AND BODYBUILDING
 
SEMINAR A SUCCESS!!!!
 
Hey Matt! My name is Chris Lairsey, I watched you demonstrate the push press at the Advanced Institute of Powerlifitng and Bodybuilding. I just want to say that I believe in what you do because I am an athlete ans some of the courses and workouts I have heard about are not as good as the one you have. I just wanted to say thanks, YOU HAVE REALLY INSPIRED ME to do what I love to do and to always believe in myself to achieve my goals in life.THANK YOU.
 
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Coach Poe reps 320 pounds with Masters World Champion "Hoss Man" Joe Majors as his spotter.
 
Below are a few spectator responses that have been submitted to mattpoe.com:
 
"Talk about POWER, Ed Coan, Matt Poe, and Wade Hooper looked unstopable. I would hate to have to compete against them. They are so focused, confident, and their techniques are perfect. I have never seen anyone press overhead as Matt Poe did.
 
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Wade Hooper (167 pounds) reps 500 pounds RAW with Joe Majors as the head spotter.
 
He taught in one mood and then became a different person as he approached the bar. Then to top it off, Matt Poe lifted his knees up with the weight still in the air and marched with the (320 pounds) and was laughing and talking to the crowd as he did it...SCARY"--- Visitor of site ---Mark Senartio, Orlando, Florida.
 
"I could not believe I was in the same room with the strongest man to ever live and the greatest POWER LIFTER OF ALL TIMES----ED COAN. He was so nice, but you could tell he owned the weights, especially when he was toying around with the deadlift. He is a true champ..."----Visitor of site---Cynthia Shaw----Atlanta, GA.
 
"Being a lighter lifter myself, seeing Wade Hooper was incredible. His form was perfect and his demonstration of a 500 squat and a 400 bench was done with such ease that I now know I have a chance to follow in his footsteps weighing 167 pounds---Visitor of site---Carter Jenson---Ohio
 
"We met yesterday at the seminar in Atlanta.  I'm the guy that was wearing
the longsleeve gray shirt and asking too many questions.
 
I didn't say much during your pushpress demonstration, but just quietly
took some mental notes.
 
I tried out a few adjustments that you pointed out yesterday, especially
popping the hips forward as fast as possible.  I set a 30 lb PR in my
pushpress, and got more than my bodyweight overhead for the first time
ever.
 
I just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks."
 
Visitor of site---Mike Vallotton---Douglasville,GA
 
"STRENGTH FOR THE GAME" at Watertown a Success!!!!
 
Over 400 Students, Athletes, and Administrators
 
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"Coach Poe lets the tuba player in the Watertown band feel the weight of 10 tubas on the rack"
 
 
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COACH POE IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN THE PRODUCTION OF "STRENGTH FOR THE GAMEĀ©"
 
NOVEMBER 7, 2007
WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL - 1:45PM TO 2:45PM
LEBANON, TENNESSEE
 
"I am honored to work with the professionals at University Medical Center to deliver a powerful program that will hopefully change the attitudes of our youth concerning the alternatives to steroids"---Coach Poe
 
THANK YOU BOSTON AND POWER SYSTEMS!!
 
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"Coach Poe teaches the art of developing speed to an audience full of performance specialists and fitness professionals in Boston, Massachusetts"
 
Click On Video Below!
 
Coach Poe sends a thanks to Boston and Power Systems!
 
 
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"Thank you for the renewed sponsorship and for supplying me with the best supplements I have ever taken. I have won on many platforms and competitions with Orthoceuticals. I highly suggest that my athletes use ONLY these supplements because of the great quality and integrity of this company."---Matt Poe
 
 
"I feel very priviledged to contribute to the reasearch done by Jere' Longman on the Tommy John injury and hope this article can distinguish this surgery as being non-performance enhancement and only acceptable as a corrective surgery"----Coach Poe
 
 
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"I feel very honored to be chosen by my pears to instruct my pears on the subject of sports performance relating to speed, agility, and quickness and will continue to learn from my experiences as I teach and compete. Thank you Power Systems."---Coach Poe
 
The below countries visit my site on a day to day basis....Thank you.
 
USA, CANADA, NETHERLANDS, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SEYCHELLES, MOROCCO, FRANCE, DENMARK, HUNGARY, POLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, ITALY, GREECE, CZECH REPUBLIC, FINLAND, PORTUGAL, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, BELGIUM, AUSTRIA, AND MEXICO.
 
COACH POE INVITED TO SPEAK ON SPEED DEVELOPMENT IN BOSTON SEPTEMBER 22, 2007 ON BEHALF OF POWER SYSTEMS INC
 
 
ATHLETES PICTURES OF THE WEEK
 
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Sunday Deadlift Crew: LtoR>Patrick, Cody,Cole, Mega Hex, and Coach Poe
 
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Ryan demonstrates perfect explosion as he throws weight.
Great job Ryan!
 
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Marty Poe and Quint Robinson literally "tearing up" a hurdle drill.
 
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Tribute To Chuck Braxton
 
Coach Poe always opens up with 500 plus to honor his former coach and great friend "Chuck The Truck Braxton"
 
"Matt Poe started speed training in the State of Tennessee. He is the only coach I know who has traveled in and out of the United States with the NFL, WWF, XFL, and Life and Sports in Mexico. Bricks and Mortor did not build Matt Poe. Matt Poe built Matt Poe and laid the "groundwork" for all others to make a living doing the same thing. He has always encouraged me and others to "strive to learn what speed really constitutes". I thank him on behalf of all of us in this business. Poe, you will always be the Doctor of Speed in my book and others, not to mention the most focused lifter I have ever been associated".---Tommy Corelli
 
2007 RAW DOG WORLD TOUR TEAM ANNOUNCED BELOW
 
 
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Ed Coan, USA, Team Captain
The Best Lifter Ever To Walk The Earth and Living Legend
 
Over 750 World Records
Remains Dedicated In Instruction and Competing
 
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Matt Poe, USA, Team Captain
Explosive Overhead Presser and Athlete
Champion In The USA
Considered One Of The Best Sports Performance Specialist In The USA
 
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Josh Bryant, USA, Captain
Extraordinary Strength In Every Lift
World Record Holder In The Benchpress
Considered The Benchmark For Strength In All Lifts
 
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Sam Byrd, USA
Another Stud From Tennessee and Great Overall Strength
World Record Holder In The Squat
www.ironplayground.net
 
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Brian Schoonveld, USA
World Renowned Strongman Champion
Champion Powerlifter
 
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Cynthia Barker, USA
Champion Bodybuilder and Martial Arts Expert
Fitness Expert and Consultant
 
 
ATHLETE PICTURE OF THE WEEK
 
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Noah Bryant of USC in perfect form and very lean explodes with the shot.
 
"Noah came from Cali this past summer and trained in the sand with me after being hit in the face wtih a hammer----tuff dude"---Matt Poe
 
Click Here To Watch The Doctor of Speed In His Early Years - Coach Matt Poe
 
2006 TEXAS STRONGEST MAN COMPETITION VIDEOS NOW VIEWABLE IN THE "RADIO AND VIDEO" SECTION!
 
7-26-2006 - SEE NEW VIDEO DOWNLOADS OF COACH POE'S TRAINING
"RADIO AND VIDEO" SECTION!
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God Bless America on 911!
 
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Thank you Rudy Kalis of Sports Channel 4 for supporting my efforts in Boston and Dallas. Thank you for the excellent television coverage on my lifts.
 
 
2006 TEXAS STRONGEST MAN COMPETITION AT THE RONNIE COLEMAN CLASSIC RESULTS
 
 
COACH POE FINISHES 3RD IN OPEN CLASS AND FINISHES 1ST PLACE IN PUSHPRESS BY 25 POUNDS AT THE 2006 TEXAS STRONGEST MAN COMPETITION AT THE RONNIE COLEMAN CLASSIC MAKING 13 OF 15 ATTEMPTS
 
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Coach Poe "powering up" his third attempt to win the PUSHPRESS event in the 2006 Texas Strongest Man Competition at The Ronnie Coleman Classic.
 
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Coach Poe's perfect execution of his benchpress at the 2006 Texas Strongest Man Competition at The Ronnie Coleman Classic
 
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Coach Poe's trapbar pull in the 2006 Texas Strongest Man Competition at The Ronnie Coleman Classic.
 
PRE COMP PICS

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The "THE GLOVES ARE OFF". See you in Texas!
 
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Coach Poe 2 weeks out from the 2006 Strongest Man In Texas Competition and Cooper Wallace 1 week before the Chicago Bears Rookie Camp
 
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General Fitness and Coach Poe talking about which form of training is better (general fitness or going heavy) before Texas.
 
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"It takes confidence to TRAIN, to COMPETE, and to WIN in LIFE and ATHLETICS. I firmly believe that my athletes will gain this type of attitude while participating in the POE COURSE for all sports" --- Matt Poe
 
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!
 
EMAIL ADDRESS > This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PHONE NUMBER > (615) 668-8760
 
CAOCH POE'S CAREER
 
"I started out in the trenches and continue to make advancements on the ground and advanced levels of design. A pretty building does not make an athlete or a coach. I am driven by heart"
 
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Founder and President, in 1995, of Point Protcol, LLC. formerly, Matt Poe Program Designs and Professional Athlete Development, Matt has worked with professional and amateur athletes worldwide on a personal level and in camp settings.
 
Matt has built a clientele in several fitness areas including post therapeutic program designs, woman's fitness, youth fitness, and children and adults with particular needs. He has worked with over 60,000 athletes.
 
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Photo - Matt Poe leads over 3,000 young athletes in a speed drill at the "Life and Sports" in Monteray, Mexico.
 
 
A native of Nashville, Matt graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy as a four sport letterman.
 
 
With a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University Of Tennessee in 1995 and a football letterman, Matt was a member of the 1992 Hall Of Fame Bowl Championship Team, the 1993 Citrus Bowl Team, and the 1994 Gator Bowl Championship Team.
 
During these same years, Matt was also an All Southeastern Conference Academic Award Winner and a Service Award Winner in 1994. He held wieghtlifting records for three consecutive years while at Tennessee.
 
 
Matt still competes in the sport of Powerlifting.
 
He placed 5th Overall and 4th Pound for Pound in the Atlantis Strongest Man in America Meet November 6, 2005.
 
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Matt breaks the 350 Pound Barrier with the legandary Ed Coan judging! An honor few athletes experience!
 
"I have to say I was very impressed with Josh Bryant (the winner) this weekend. The Overhead Press was incredible. Congrats to him and little Matt Poe at 255 pounds. Matt showed a lot of intensity and courage going into his first comp like this. He had great form on the overhead press and was a fast learner on everything else. He is a great credit to his profession."
 
---Ed Coan, Considered the best powerlifter ever.
 
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Matt Poe, Ed Coan, and Josh Bryant.
 
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Matt opens with a sybolic 500 pounds in honor of his late powerlifting coach Chuck "The Truck" Braxton at the New England Powerlifting Championships and the Atlantis Strongest Man in America Contest.
 
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My friend Chuck Braxton used to say "I don't care if it takes you 500 attempts to get this weight, you are not going home letting this weight beat you".
 
Matt has coached one of the top Master's Olympic sprinters in the 100-meter dash. His times hold as records in the United States and the world time trials.
 
Matt has been published and continues to write articles and execute interviews on various sport conditioning topics.
 
POST GRADUATE EDUCATION
 
Continuing his education through the International Sports Science Association and the United States Track and Field School, Matt is a specialist in:
 
Speed development

Sport conditioning

Fitness therapy

Youth fitness

Sports performance nutrition

Track and Field
 
 
His studies have taken him into Russian, German, and Ukrainian training protocols. Matt has coached one of the top Master's Olympic sprinters in the 100-meter dash. His times hold as records in the United States and the world time trials. Matt has been published and continues to write articles and execute interviews on various sport conditioning topics.
 
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Photo - Matt Poe teaches the" Poe Course for Combine Preparation" to a group of athletes at the Tennessee Titan's sports bubble in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Matt's speed programs have been used by coaches on all levels and athletes that represent the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, and many other sports associations.
 
NFL receivers and Poe Course Participants, Cris Sanders and Derrick Mason, have become two of Matt's most supportive advocates. Matt has become one of the top consultants in the country for sport specific speed programs, post therapeutic sports performance training, and sand training.
 
Says Eric Eisenburg of Iron Mountain Sports, "Matt's knowledge in the biomechanics and the physiology behind true speed development is a great foundation underlying his "hard work" methodology of training.
 
In my opinion, I consider Matt as one of the top program designers in the United States for sport specific speed. He has become one of my favorite talents".
 
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Photo - Matt Poe demonstrates an "explosive start" for a group of fitness magazine photographers.

Receiving the "Top Talent" award from Iron Mountain Sports for his Sports Illustrated sponsored NFL Experience, "Speed For The Game" promotion, Matt has earned a reputation for being able to entertain and educate in a "live audience" setting.

The Poe Course is one of Matt's most successful programs for developing speed.

He is currently in the process of expanding his program, The Poe Course, into many new sports labs across the United States.He is formerly the director for strength and speed development for the following promotional tours and organizations across the United States and Mexico:

1. NFL Sponsored "Life and Sports" - Monterey, Mexico.
 
2. The NFL Experience On Tour - Northeastern United States
 

3. The WWF/XFL Axcess Spalding Sponsored - Houston, Texas

1. Saint Thomas Health Services and Baptist Hospital

2. Through The Green Golf Academy, Franklin, Tennessee
3. Southern Ice Lightning AAA Midget League Hockey

Team,Brentwood,Tennessee.

4. Trevecca University, Nashville, Tennessee
 
5. The Poe Course For Speed Development
 
6. Showtime Sports Academy
 
7. Club K
8. Other Minor Sports Teams In Nashville

9. Various High Schools and Colleges in the USA.

10. National Sports Agency

11. Velocity Sports Performance, Cool Springs, Tennessee.
 
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Matt's instructive 80 segment show on speed and strength development, "Full Speed", was shot with former Titan Chris Sanders on ESPN2.

WEBSITE AWARDS AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Matt Poe's online program, www.MattPoe.com, for athletes received the 2002-2003
 
Golden Web Award for originality and user inner activity.
 
Click Here> Goldleaf Technologies Wins Golden Web Award For Matt Poe Website Design

Point Protocol.com
 
This program process is an original design by Matt Poe.
 
Athletes and patients are eligble candidates for this service.
 
Implementation System For Performance Protocols
 
This program is the consultation/branding system for potential clients interested in using Matt's programs to implement into an existing structure or business or develop a business plan for a sport performance based business.
 
This system enables the client to start a business with training protocols and online management with an individual brand or using the Matt Poe or Point Protocol name.This system is based on the aspects of people management, a process, and technology.
 
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Matt has also consulted clients that represent many major corporations in Nashville. Formerly, Matt served 4 years as the National Football League Players Association Events Coordinator and Director Of Public Relations in Nashville while training athletes throughout the USA. Matt has been credited as building a strong relationship between the Tennessee Titans and the retired players in Tennessee and surrounding states.
 
He also has been credited as being the "backbone" behind the Nashville Chapter's annual fundraiser. This major fundraiser has benefited St Jude's Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital.
 
"Matt has been an excellent PA representative and his work has always exuded integrity" says Bob Cook, former Oakland Raider.
 
"Matt's organizational skills have kept our chapter together and his attitude has kept are chapter alive" expressed by Eddie Khayat, former NFL coach and player.
 
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He has been involved with projects that include persons and organizations such as Tennessee Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher, Tennessee Titan's President Jeff Diamond, Kansas City Chiefs Coach Mike White, Former Superbowl Kicker Raul Allegre, Nashville Predators Owner Craig Leipold, Former Oakland Raider Kenny Stabler, The Ingram Group, Baptist Hospital, the American Basketball League, the Tennessee Sports Security Group, Reliable Resources Inc, and Tennessee Titan's Head Strength Coach Steve Watterson.

He continues to be a strong spokesperson on behalf of children's charities and continuing wellness through youth fitness. He is an official spokesperson for New Life Lodge Addiction Center in Dixon, Tennessee.

Matt's sports marketing and public relations expertise is often utilized by companies and sports figures.
 
Says Cris Sanders, Former Tennessee
Titan, "Matt's 40 yard dash and speed
development program has brought me from
being fast to being explosive and fast.
He has taught me that to become the best
that, "you must fall in love with the
things you hate" the most in training."
 
 
 
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"Speed is a quotient of genetics, a desire
to improve, and proper training. Since
your genetic code is set; all you need to
do is bring your desire to improve and
Matt Poe will design the proper program
to enhance your speed."
 
 
 

The Below Videos Are Archived Videos and Pictures of Coach Poe's Lifting, Coaching, et al.

Please Enjoy This Archived List

We Have Left Them RAW As Requested By Our Site Visitors

Remember Young Lifters: The Professional Trapbar is a minimum of 75 pounds empty with FAT GRIPS and is ALWAYS Lifted with the HANDLES DOWN

Give the page a minute to download.

Below, Hope Hines interviews Matt Poe on SportsLine as they talk about Sports Performance Development, Creating Separation, Powerlifting, and Lymphedema Treatment

"I hope that you watch this interview to learn about the different aspects of my life that I have a passion. Thank you Hope for the interview. I owe my present positions to my past and present athletes...you have taught me a lot...keep Creating Separation"---Coach Poe

This is a great interview to get acquainted with Coach Poe.

Segment (1)

Segment (2)

Segment (3)

Segment (4)

"The flu tried to overcome my body, but my mind placed me into another world"---Matt Poe

LEARN! WATCH BOTH VIDEOS! QUIT CRYING!

310 Pound Overhead Press - Week 3 - Dallas Training

"Today I felt as strong as an ox. It was a little below 40 degrees outside and windy which made it feel colder. My takeoff was very powerful, but my left arm is behind which causes the bar to sway into horrible form. My line of power was so strong that I ended up pulling out of it with not too much trouble"----Matt Poe

The camera battery went dead and unfortunatlely we did not get the finish on film, but this is a great example of recovery.

"The weighted pullup is another test of true starting strength. Your true back strength is tested to the MAX"---Matt Poe

"The Trap Bar deadlift is for sure, to me, harder than the straight bar deadlift. There is no flex and little chance to recover from any type of change in the line of power. This lift is much harder to nail a missed attempt as well. The lower back stress is enormous"---Matt Poe

The attempt below is after a prior miss with less weight.

The below benchpress is the "only" form that is acceptable in competition and is perfectly executed by Matt Poe, no shirt, no sinking the bar into the chest, and complete control ----RAW!

"True strength in the benchpress can only be achieved using the below form. All other tricks and shirts is not acceptable. I would like to see high schools, colleges, and pro athletes adopt this real test of strength using the correct form"---Matt Poe

"If you are not using the below form, you are not executing a real benchpress. All the great benchers appreciate this form. All the others are LOST"---Matt Poe

"I am trying to lead by example"---Matt Poe

This pull was done with terrible form. I had a bad day on form, but the strength in my lower back felt good. As Josh Bryant would say, "If it comes off the ground, no matter the form, you have to complete the lift"---Matt Poe

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Scott McBean took the time to take the video above.

Thanks Scott!---Matt Poe

"Today my left bicep was killing me. My intensity was down. I just got the weight I needed to keep my cycle on track. Thanks Curtis for the video"---Matt Poe

"If you look closely, my right arm extends quickly waiting on the left bicep to relax. I had to come back down on the right side momentarily to let my left catch up. This technique throws my balance off, but as you can see, I recovered"---Matt Poe

The below is my second rep.

"I am very proud of the dedication that it took to finish this workout in the THUNDER AND RAIN"---Matt Poe

"Cooper had his first taste of true STRENGTH TRAINING in 5 years today with me. He did not CRY very much. Great job Cooper!"---Coch Poe

"I am de-loading this week on my pulls ending with a light shrug workout with 505"----Matt Poe

"Congrats Big Man! Excellent Barspeed"

Click Here To See Video

"Never Rest"

Videos Below

A few days after the Texas meet....

"It is highly suggested that you watch the below video disclaimer for your safety and the safety of www.mattpoe.com"

"The trapbar is always a challenge to me. My goal is to protect my back so I can come back and Coach. I will take this lift any day, especially with an injury"---Matt Poe

"I like to watch Coach Poe work on this lift. He puts a lot of effort into learning the finer points of this lift"---Coach Smith

"Benchpress was most painful at the 2006 Texas Strongest Man Competition. I only benched every other week during training. I was happy with this rep on this particular day"---Coach Poe

"Matt is a natural presser. I get rather frustrated training with Matt because it looks like he is never trying"---Jake Braxton

The below lift is Coach Poe training his Push Press. He executes 300 x 4 reps.

"I could have repped out 330 today, but I am working slowly to get to singles with much heavier weight. I want 400 pounds x 1!"---Matt Poe

"The most positive thing is that I have dropped 5 pounds in body weight and continue to get stronger"---Matt Poe

Below is Coach Poe's set of 305 for 5 reps. This was his second set. He was not satisfied with his first set.

"I had a lack of intensity in my first set which was a mental breakdown. I pride myself on my mental power. The 3rd rep in this set was my best. I probably could have done 7 reps, but I am still nursing a bad left shoulder". ---Matt Poe

Awesome!

September 20, 2006

With a hurt trap, back, and neck, Matt Poe explodes 320 pounds for 3 reps.

What else can be said?---Webmaster

The "ZERCHER SQUAT" is one of the hardest lifts on the body internally and from head to toe. Matt Poe squats 505 pounds with relative ease, considering he has not done them in 7 months.

The below video is Matt's RECOVERY from the above lift. Take note athletes of the importance of his ACTIVE RECOVERY.

Often times, vision is not clear and heart rate is very fast after the load of ZERCHER'S. A lifter must be very experienced in his effort to rest.

WARNING TO ALL VIEWERS:

DO NOT EVER WALK WITH WEIGHT OVER YOUR HEAD. THE INJURY RATE IS EXTREMELY HIGH. MATT POE IS A PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT ATTEMPT WALKING WITH WEIGHT OVER YOUR HEAD.

BELOW: 330 POUNDS AT LOW INTENSITY.

"10 BEING HIGHEST INTENSITY, I WAS PROBABLY AROUND 5 IN THE LIFT BELOW WITH ALL ARMS BASICALLY"---M POE

OCTOBER 10, 2006

"In training, you must be able to train heavily at low intensity levels as to save your energy for personal records and meet records. I practice this technique. The best strength athletes can increase their levels of intensity as one increases the volume on a TV. I will hit 400 by next May."---Matt Poe

"Strongman type events are odd in nature. Your body must be perfected to stabilize heavy weights in every position. The ab strength must be incredible. This reason is why I am excited to have the chance to compete against these types of strength athletes in Texas"---Matt Poe

WORKOUT CLIPS OF MATT POE


BELOW:ROUND 1 - YES IT IS FREEZING!

WARNING:DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS CIRCUIT WITHOUT PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION. YOU WILL GET HURT.

REMEMBER: YOU SAW MATT POE DO THIS FIRST.

THANKS TO MARK HENESSE FOR VIDEO HELP AND AUDIO HELP

"My first round is 350 POUNDS on the trapbar, 150 POUNDS on the leg curl, and 110 POUNDS on the dumbbell deadlifts. I superset all lifts. The work time is about 5 minutes. I complete around 30 reps in each round. My intensity is about a 5 on a scale of 10"---Matt Poe

BELOW: ROUND 3

SAME WEIGHTS - A FEW LESS REPS

The Secret To An Explosive Pushpress - Watch Both Videos Below

WARNING: DO NOT EVER ATTEMPT THIS LIFT. YOU WILL GET INJURED.

JUST REMEMBER: YOU SAW MATT POE DO THIS EXERCISE FIRST.

October 18, 2006

Music By Wang Chung. What Garbage. What happened to this guy in the 80's?  ---Webmaster

Below: Set Number One

"At the beginning of cycles, I like to train with lighter weight with no leg drive with 10 sets of work. This is by far the best shoulder exercise to prepare for the overhead press. You must have excellent ab strength"---Matt Poe

Below: Set Number Ten

"The above was set number 10. I had no physical strength left. Only mental strength worked at this point. I did well on this set since recently discovering a new mental drive"---Matt Poe

BELOW:ROUND 1 - YES IT IS FREEZING!

WARNING:DO NOT EVER ATTEMPT THE BELOW EXERCISE. YOU WILL DAMAGE YOUR KNEE.

REMEMBER: YOU SAW MATT POE DO THIS FIRST.

THANKS TO MARK HENESSE FOR VIDEO HELP AND AUDIO HELP

"I had never done this lift before. Nor, have I ever seen this lift done by anyone else. This lift does not exist. I will never attempt this lift again. I probably should have blown my knee out. Think about what you are watching. The challenge is getting your feet under you. What an intense and dangerous movement"---Matt Poe

"My first round is 350 POUNDS on the trapbar, 150 POUNDS on the leg curl, and 110 POUNDS on the dumbbell deadlifts. I superset all lifts. The work time is about 5 minutes. I complete around 30 reps in each round. My intensity is about a 5 on a scale of 10"---Matt Poe

"The below video is the start of a mini cycle called PAIN TRAINING- reps of 5 or less with 60 to 80 percent of a light max"---Webmaster

"I figure the more pain I can tolerate, the more I can give to my opponents. By the way, gripping a 75 pound trapbar is enough pain in itself"---M Poe

"Most people have regular office furniture. Matt has an office in Belle Meade that is furnished with a squat rack, bench press, cardio equipment, pulldown machine, dumbbells, and an ab machine, not to mention MIRRORS"----Webmaster

"My office furniture is a tribute to my passion. Why would I want real furniture? Every now and then I like to hit a set of pushpress or abs while working on my business instead of taking a smoke break or walking outside as some people do"----Matt Poe

"A good example is the below video. I needed a break from crunching numbers and invoicing"

Mark Poe of Mark Poe Builders kindly narrates for me.

BELOW: NEVER BENCH WITHOUT A SPOT

"These presses are good training presses, but poor competition presses. I merely use this form to help facilitate bar speed off the chest and build eccentric control"---Matt Poe

"I actually hit maybe a 7 on the intensity scale. Working out at 4 in the morning in the winter in my garage can be a very humbling experience, especially with my friend the mega hex trapbar"---Matt Poe

"Enjoy the Rocky I music from 19....whatever. I cannot believe this guy works out with this garbage"---Webmaster forwww.mattpoe.com

WARNING: DO NOT EVER BENCH WITHOUT A SPOT

10 Set With 370 pounds

"I have officially started to train for the RAW DOG WORLD TOUR. I have top be prepared to rep heavy weight and max out. I am getting ready for any challenger to try to beat me in either case. I do not think anyone can beat my team."---Matt Poe

17 Degrees In The Garage - JUST WORK!!

WORLD TOUR RAW DOG TEAM NAMED BELOW

Just another day of playing around with 300---Webmaster.

"I am just playing right now. My quest to 400 will begin soon. Be patient." ----Coach Poe

WORKING THE GRIP

"Sets of 10 with 335 pounds - NO WRAPS"

"I always try to save the hardest minor exercise for last because the end is where the thought of quitting usually occurs"---Coach Poe

"Grip is all about thumb strength. Wraps defeat that purpose. I rarely train with wraps."----Coach Poe

WARNING: NEVER ATTEMPT THIS LIFT

"The above video was my 10th set of 10 with my first 5sets with 295 for 8 and my last 5sets toying around with 240 for 10reps on the pushpress. I thought I would go lite and have a little fun. I practiced a speed technique the first 3 reps, then lockouts, then my stablization turning rep. Sorry PHDs, can't learn this technique in your books"---Matt Poe

"This was my 10th set with 295, probably 300 with all the rust. I am working on about a 4 intensity level this day. Luckily, my mind was in it enough to push the weight up for 5 sets of 10 with 295 and another 5 sets of 7 with 295"---Coach Poe

"Again, I am doing 10 set training with 290. This is my 10th set. I went the first 5 sets of 10 reps and the last 5 sets I went 5,5,5,6, and 8 reps. My intensity still remains low, but it is still more than what you do on your best day!!!----Coach Poe

"Repping the trapbar is most challenging, especially with no chalk, and 545 pounds. This was my tenth set. My lower back was not working. I swear my shoulders did most of the pulling along with my thumbs....HEART"----Coach Poe

"Yes, I love to pushpress. It is the only lift left besides the deadlift that the sport of Powerlifting has not destroyed. Nothing better than the 12th set, Boston, and good old fashioned PAIN"---Coach Poe

"Working on 13 set protocols...finishing like a champ...Here is my rep scheme for 13 sets...10,10,10,10,9,8,9,9,8,7,6,6,...7 on the last set."----Coach Poe

WARNING: Never lift with a space heater in the heat!!

"The first hot day on the patio of 2007. I made sure the temp in my work area was over 100 degrees with my white space heater. This was my 12th set of 3 with 507 pounds. I did these sets with 45 secs rest in between. I actually felt like throwing up"---Coach Poe

WARNING: EVERY TIME I WORKOUT, YOU ARE BECOMING MORE DISTANT

"This was my 5th set of 20 reps with 68 seconds rest in between each set and an EXTRA 1 rep for my competition who continues to fall behind me after every one of my workouts. Heart is built in extreme conditions, NOT non-extreme conditions"----Coach Poe

"This was my 20th set of modified box squats with 1 minute intervals. The weight was light, but I was working on straining the lower back as much as I could as you can see with the bend in the waist. This was my last exercise after doing 40 sets of pulls with the straight bar and the trapbar combined"-----M Poe

"My first set was 600 for 1. My second set was 655 for 1. I then put on 550 on for the next 9 sets supersetting them with deep dumbbell squats with 120 pound dummbbells for sets of 10. THIS PROGRESSION TOOK 2.5 HOURS. Below is the true meaning of working until failure. My legs, grip, and lower back would not function anymore. Puking also became a henderance in 100 plus degee weather. Most people ran from the heat today and got worse. I embraced the heat today and got better."---Coach Poe

FOLLOW THE PROGRESSION TO FAILURE IN THE BELOW VIDEOS

Set 9 Below

Set 10 Below

Set 11 Below

"I am constantly trying to challenge myself. I try to set myself up for failure at times to strengthen the heart and mind. POWER TIES are 118 seconds of true power and will"----Coach Poe

"I expect all my athletes to try at all times"----Coach Poe

Below Coach Poe powers a 10 foot railroad tie 40 yards in the sand and comes back with a 20 yard power sprint.

Watch Both Videos!!!

"The truest test of "GRIP STRENGTH" is the Thomas Inch. If you have never executed this lift, you will never understand. The mental preparation is just as intense or more than most lifts in competition"---Matt Poe

"My bicep is still injured, but I am pushing through it. I felt as though I could have hit over 350 today. My timing was perfect"---Matt Poe

Thank you Vanderbilt and Curtis Turner, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for spotting me and recording the lift on my video camera.

280 Pounds For 10 Reps

"Don't worry about my weight, worry about my heart. I will crush you with my heart"---Matt Poe

THE BELOW (3) VIDEOS ARE OUTSIDE AT 10:00 AT NIGHT IN THE COLD

EXPERIENCE THE HEART!!!

PLEASE KEEP WEAKENING YOURSELF INSIDE OF A FACILITY!!!

"I did not have a very good training cycle on pushpress before the 2006 Texas Strongest Man Competition due to a bumb rotator in the left arm, but my"Spirit Overcame My Body" to win this event by 25 pounds"---Coach Poe

"This really was not much for Matt. I have seen him do much more than this weight in training, with an injury"---Mark Holland

"There is only one true test of strength throughout the weightlifting world---THE PUSHPRESS"---One Of The Founding Fathers of Weightlifting, Bob Hoffman

"I have to say I was very impressed with Josh Bryant (the winner and Matt's training partner) this weekend. The Overhead Press was incredible. Congrats to him and "little" Matt Poe at 255 pounds. Matt showed a lot of intensity and courage going into his first comp like this one. He had great form on the Overhead Press and was a fast learner on everything else. HE IS A GREAT CREDIT TO HIS PROFESSION."

--- Ed Coan, Considered The Best Powerlifter Ever

"As far as true pressing overhead, from a standing position, this lift is definitely harder than the Olympic Overhead. You have to press the bar from one position strainght up. You don't drop your hips to achieve extension of the arms. This leads to the bar always staying in the same place and never really leaving the start position. The OVERHEAD PRESS from the standing position moves the bar in a complete range of motion"---Matt Poe

The below lift is Matt's 350 pound press in front of the legendary Ed Coan at the 2005 Atlantis Strongest Man In America Contest. This lift holds 3rd place in the Kazmier Format of Powerlifting.We commend Matt in following in his father's footsteps in this lift. His form is "Picture Perfect".

2006 TEXAS STRONGEST MAN COMPETITION

MATT POE

Above: Coach Poe Reps with over 300 pounds with Big Wade Johnson spotting in front of a full house in Watertown, Tennessee presenting "Strength for the Game" sponsored by University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee.

"My first shoulder workout with my new 150 pound IronHeart made dumbbells that were given to me by my old friend Mike "IronHeart" Parks who was a great lifter and has a true love for the sport. Thank you Mike for believing in me all these years"-----Matt Poe

WARNING: NEVER TRY THE LIFT IN THE VIDEO

"I would not call this a power snatch or an Olympic snatch, but I would call it POWER!!! This is the first time that I have tried a one armed movement. The pioneers of weightlifting regularly perfected one arm movements such as the above and bent lifts."---Coach Poe

COACH POE REPS 330 POUNDS AT 2:30 AM

"Quit complaining about making time to workout. Matt Poe is not considered one of the best because he does not make time to workout".....Webmaster

VIDEO (1) PREPARATION

Coach Poe prepares as one of MTV's camera-men is in his face.

VIDEO (2) EXECUTION

"MTV will always remember me, my desire, and most of all my demonstration of RAW POWER. I just did what they wanted me to do. It was just another day at the office. It was just another rep with 330, not that much really, but enough for the spectators. I love cameras in my face, no sweat. They left having experienced the true meaning of heart"----Coach Poe

Mental discipline is what it takes to prepare yourself to be a champion.

"I am a big believer in closing my eyes to visualize movements as I execute lifts. Bruce Lee was a big believer in this theory. I also believe in cold weather training which improves grip strength greatly" ------ Matt Poe

The video below is executed in 25 degree weather and complete darkness. Matt does 2 reps with 490 pounds eyes closed.

Click here for FOX INTERVIEW WITH NOAH BRYANT

Coach Poe had the honor of training Noah in the pit after his hammer accident. Noah also deserves gratitude for personally spotting Coach Poe in Boston. Noah is a true warrior!

The below type of curls has helped to heal my bicep tendon. I never do arms, so, this routine of 1 set of 60 reps in each arm once per week has been rather productive along with internal and external rotation exercises.

"Below are a few more ocean sled pull takes that we were able to salvage. This work was very hard. I used all of my leg strength battling the currents and the wind. It was a real problem keeping the weight on the sled as well because of the jerking and undertoe".

"Our camera basically malfunctioned on every take. My film crew (Patrick McKennon and Mark Poe) should get an award for my hostile attitude between takes. I blamed them for most of the bad takes..BUT we found out later the camera was BAD. I am sorry fellas"!

"You have to remember that the longer the day went on, the colder the water and the colder temperature outside became..

TAKE 7

TAKE 9

This section is dedicated to the Athletes who follow the "Hard Work Mantality Of Success".

These athletes did not "sell out" to climate control or pretty packaging.

If you made this page, you earned it!

We commend these warriors.
 
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Always prepared to WIN

"If success is achieved through money, leagacy, or self proclomation, it is no good. Hard work is the only answer"

---Matt Poe

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The famous "Patio", considered the "Beginning and the End" for some of the nation's top strength athletes. The secret "10 Commandments" of the Patio can be seen hanging on the French Doors in this picture.

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Josh Bryant (23) and Matt Poe (33) "Flex Down" on the first day of training for "The Strongest Man In America Contest"
 
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"It is funny how REAL CHAMPIONS end up on THE PATIO"
(From Left To Right: Jack Dinker, Coach Poe, Will Denbo, and Bill Frazier)
Thanks For The Hard Work---Coach Poe
 
RYAN FRONT PAGE
 
Ryan demonstrates perfect explosion as he throws weight.
Great job Ryan!
 
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Reed Blackwell (4th from the right) stands proud after him and his team at Kent defeated Exeter, one of New England's most respected scholastic rowing teams.
 
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Blake throws to Dane as he crashes to the ground.
 
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Wesley, the youngest Thoroughbred, has an excellent throw with the big red plate.
 
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Blake giving his all again....
 
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Another great throw by Wesley.
 
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Blake puking again....
 
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Blake rolling around like a dog....
 
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Dane watches as he release the weight to another distant location.
 
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End of a hard days work (Ryan, Patrick, and Wesley).

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Some of the most dedicated young men I have worked with in 12 years. Your parents and coaches should be proud.
---Coach Poe
 
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From Left >Harlin Hickerson, Blake Harris, Ben Scott, Bill Frazier, and Cody Duncan.
 
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"I was very impressed with the INTENSITY and amazing improvment in just 2 weeks of the pole running of Trevecca's softball team. They met my mental challenge and were victorious"---Coach Poe
 
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Lynous Wilkerson recovers from a "tibial plateau fracture" by executing balance beam work.

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Matt works on a set of 30 reps with 150 pounds in the hottest gym in Florida, "no shirt" required.

"3 sets of 10 is a joke. To build absolute strength endurance, one must handle the heaviest weight at the most amount of reps, actually embarking on the edges of superior mental training"---Sounds like Coach Poe.

Remember, VISUALIZATION!

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Harlin Hickerson of the University of the South explodes up hill on his last rep in 100 plus degree weather.

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Done.

Just a bunch of MEATHEADS!

This guy looks familiar.

Congratulations Josh on your bodybui.....I can't say that word, but you know what I mean.
---Poe

Blake puking again.

Ben Scott of the University of the South executes a perfect pushpress on the famous patio in 100 plus degree weather.
 
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Hayes Johnson on his way to be an Olympic Swimmer.
Keep up the hard work!

Another warrior of the patio, Cody Duncan of Cumberland University works on his pushpress in the warmth of the patio.

Jack Poe leads Jack King, Marty Poe, and Eli King in some balance training at CPA.

Chris Sanders! You cannot escape my love!

Jackson Coursey pulls for "power" and Willie Coursey sprints for "speed".

Ben Scott prepares for Sewanne's football team.

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Female athletes from Tennessee and the surrounding states participate in The Poe Course For Speed Development at the nationally known softball training facility, ClubK.

Jeff McMahon brings his 60 Yard Dash from a 7.0 to 6.6 over the summer of 2005.

Michael T. Poe Jr. flying his glider while attempting to set state, national, and world aviation records for motorless flight.   As an aviator and an athelete, he is a practioner of The Poe Course to improve cardiovascular and mental endurance during stressful six hour flights.

CPA's Jeff Orr executes a warm-up drill in 95 plus degree weather! What a champ!

My buddy Jordan Jones of Brentwood Academy works on explosive 40 yard dash starts! Great improvement!

All you need is some weight, a patio, and a HUMAN TANK to spot you!

Evan Petty enjoys riding the sled with his father Dr.Damon Petty at the helm. Evan might have found the secret to enjoying sledpulls.

Trevecca University's Best Attitude In The Weightroom Award Winner shows her "attitude" pulling a sled in 100 plus degree weather! What a champ!

Another satisfied member on my back patio, The Strongest Man In America by far!

Active Conditioning and Learning Program done at Hooptown in conjunction with Physiotherapy Associates.

Patrick Mehta, of MBA, executes a perfect hammer raise as he prepares for The Southern Bell!

Rebecca Lane works on a "triple extended movement" at ClubK weightroom.

Chris Sanders looking "pretty" before Coach Poe makes him feel "ugly".

Cooper Wallace (2nd from right) and Jake Slaughter (1st on right) show off their TV skills Coach Poe taught them at a very early age.

Jason Witten, All Pro, for the Dallas Cowboys started his speed development with Coach Poe while at the University of Tennessee.

Eli King executing his throwing drill in the sand. Eli is a National Wrestling Champion at age 6. Yes, he is 6!

 

Derrick Mason, All Pro and Former Tennessee Titan, experienced many workouts with Coach Poe and his training partner Chris Sanders in the famous "sandpit" at CPA.

Josh Evans, of the New York Jets, is helped up by his fellow player after recovering a Buffalo Bill fumble. Josh spent many hours on the track, in the sandpit, and on the field working with Coach Poe at CPA.

Athletes explode at the Fairview Basketball Program Jump School held by Matt Poe.

A 25 pound weight flying in the air at one of Coach Poe's throwing sessions. We wonder who threw this weight into outer space????

MBA's "John John" Eisen executes a perfect high knee and dorsiflexion of the foot as he "beats" the balance factor.

Lauren Huddleston "spots" her good friend "Marla" Haley.

Evan Seivers of Battle Ground Academy begins his "journey" to become a Poe Course finisher!

Lamanski Hall, former Viking and present CPA Strength and Football Coach, spent many hours in the sand and on the field developing speed with Coach Poe.

Will Drummond, of CPA, shows great heart as he finishes his 12th sledpull in the "pit".

Baily Lott (Seated on Left) expresses her joy to be starting a new program with Coach Poe at ClubK along with Spaz, Jess, Regan and Kaytlin.

Dane Daniels of MBA demonstrates the 45s showing his right side gun.

Clay Fuson demonstrates excellent form while executing a left side "hipturn drill".

Ryan James, of David Lipscomb, begins his quest for lateral power.

Arron Goins, of Father Ryan, hat turned backwards, demonstrates an "extra strength" high knee.

Logan's Garret exhibits lightening fast speed which causes "blurred vision"

Evan Seivers executing explosion!

Logan Garret, picture perfect explosion!

Will Drummond throws a 10 kilo as he begins his "IN".

Clay Fuson sprints as fastly as he can to escape the athletes in the background trying to keep from puking. Good work Clay!

Enjoyable side to side drills in the sand....

Dane finds a 25 pound weight in the sand.

Blake Harris's body responds to his relentless spirit!

The Finishline.

Ben Scott > GUTS!

Blake Moss > GUTS!

Cody Duncan > Guts!

Dane Daniels > GUTS!

Blake Harris > GUTS!
 

This page is dedicated to all the young athletes aspiring to be a THOROUGHBRED. I am very proud of these young "guys and gals" for taking the initiative to better their attitudes, work ethic, and confidence---Matt Poe

Enjoy these pics and videos and see you as a THOROUGHBRED one day!

PICTURES
 
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What are these guys doing?....King, Poe, Coiner, Fortune..
 
The Next (3) Pics Are The "2007 Strength and Conditioning Class" At Harding Academy
 
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Coach Poe takes advantage of one of the few times the group can remain still.
 
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Serious Lifters!!
 
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Serious Lifters Again!!
 
THE RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT PANCAKE
BY THOMAS FORTUNE (NEXT 3 PICS)
 
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HUNT YOUR MEAT
 
 
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TENDERIZE THE MEAT
 
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DON'T FORGET TO TURN THE MEAT
 
MORE MEAT BELOW
 
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THOMAS STAYS HUNGRY
 
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Above: Thomas Fortune of FRA, in the process of "PANCAKING" his opponent to spring his running back to the endzone. CONGRATULATIONS to Thomas for dropping form 135 pounds to 118 pounds to become a bundle of muscle to handle on the football field as well as being a 4th grader playing in the 5th grade league!!!!!
 
Thomas Fortune: 5'3"
Weight: 118
Position: Fullback and Middle Linebacker
Number: 3
Team: Franklin Road Academy, 5th Grade Team
 
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Marty Poe and Quint Robinson literally "tearing up" a hurdle drill.
 
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Thomas Fortune works on his first step explosion.
 
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Eli King demonstrates perfect "reset" explosion technique.
 
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Thomas demonstrating an excellent upward angle.
 
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Thomas Fortune again working hard in the sand.
 
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Eli King at work, what else does Eli do but WORK??!!!
 
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Marty and Quint taking a "1 minute fun run" at the end of their workout.
 
 
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Grant Jones (In Red), Turner Jones, Wesley, Tucker Rippy, Jack King, and Christian King endure the COLD, SAND and SNOW to become better.
 
 
 
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Tucker Rippy uses all his hard work in the off-season to make his opposition eat dust!

Sammy King is "baffled" as he searches for an ocean at the sandpit.

Marty Poe embarks on his first set ever of "highpulls".

Daley Sprintz Hall demonstrates a perfect "chinup" at Escape Day Spa and Salon. What a PRINCESS!

"I never will work out with Matt Poe.com"
---Sammy King

Mark Christopher Poe is following in "Uncle Matt's" footsteps to become an All State Lacrosse player.

Eli King executing a throwing drill.

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Brodie Brucatto Poe is using his work in the weightroom to make him better on the lacrosse field.

Warner Bradshaw, Jamie Bradshaw, and "Big" James Kay stretch before a speed workout.

Brannon Poe just being the athlete he is.

The Poe Boys, present athletes and future "Lady Killers".

Mark Christopher Poe, Brannon Poe, Jack King, Brodie Poe, and Eli King.

My nephews love to hang around me.
 
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Eli King measures his height of success!

The Raw Dogs Team is a group of proven and accomplished lifters/coaches of the past and present who promote the sport of weightlifting and powerlifting to young athletes in a manner that promotes a "hard work" mentality and an attitude of "finding safe alternatives" to steroids.


Team Captains

1. Ed Coan
2. Josh Bryant
3. Matt Poe
4. Wade Hooper
5. Chuck Braxton
6. Joe Majors
7. Ernie Lanier
8. Wade Johnson

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A group picture at MTV's shooting of Matt Poe including Ernie Lanier, Matt Poe, Big Wade Johnson, Richard Harris, and Blake Harris.
 
 

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Hooper, Poe, Coan OR (2) Ugly Dudes and (1) Good Looking Italian.

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Jack Dinker works out in 100 plus degree weather on the Patio, a true Raw Dog.
 

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From Left To Right: Joe Majors (Champion), Wade Hooper (Champion), The Good Looking One (Champion), Ed Coan (Greatest Powerifter  AND Record Holder of All Times)

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Joe Majors with Matt Poe at the Advanced Institute of Power Lifting and Bodybuilding
"Joe is a great human being, world champion, and spotter for me"---Coach Poe

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Joe, Matt, and Greg Hindley the official chairman of the APA in Georgia and founder of the Advanced Institute of Powerlifting and Bodybuilding.

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The face of a deadlifter!!!!!!

 

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Bill Kazmier (left) and Josh. What a happy picture!
 
 
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"Matt Poe and Mike Farris - 2002 WWF Axcess"

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Coach Poe is heading to Florida to compete.
"If I blow my shoulder out or have a heart attack, at least I will be in my element"---Coach Poe

 

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Matt looks over his shoulder to make sure his ole buddy, Josh Bryant, has got his back as he warms up in Texas.
 

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Can you find the "RAW DOGS" in this picture?

 

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The original "Raw Dogs" of the Texas Strongest Man Competition. From left to right: Manchild, Caleb Rowton, Ben Graves, Paul Leonard, and, of course Matt "Rambo" Poe.

 

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My two ugliest friends, Paul Leonard (Left) and Josh Bryant, train at the world famous "MetroFlex" in Dallas, the home of Ronnie Coleman, Mr.Olympia.

 

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Matt Poe

 

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As a bright halo shines on Blake Harris, he deadlifts with strong confidence!

 

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Josh Bryant

 

Happy Father's Day Dad!

 

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By the mid 1960's my father, Martin Poe, held several Tennessee AAU weighlifting records (Olympic and Power) and was named Mr.Tennessee 2 years in a row as well a Mr.Nashville weighing 198 pounds. 
 
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(From right to left - Paul Anderson and Martin Poe)

 

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My dad was known for taking 425 pounds of the rack, without a warm-up and executing 15 reps RAW. He was Mr.Nashville in the Benchpress in 1964. His spotter, Charles Estes, in this picture was 1964 AAU Mr.Tennessee in bodybuilding and held numerous national titles as a bodybuilder.

 

My dad held a long standing record benching 545 at 218 pounds - RAW - NO SUIT - PAUSE REP.

 

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Matt Poe (left), Patrick Sporer (middle and owner of Health Life Gym), and Ken Hamel (regularly works out with 1,000 pounds on the legpress) stand together in a "real" training facility in Panama City, Florida. These guys are real "Raw Dogs".

 

"Bricks and mortar do not make a world class training facility. Mentors and coaches like Patrick Sporer and Ken Hamel instill the Rocky "man"tality with old school equipment to build modern day warriors"---Coach Poe

 

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Only because of an injury, does "General Fitness" Kenny Henderson, execute a box squat from the "Mount Everest" plyo box.

 

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Noah Bryant

 

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Coach Poe works out in 35 degree weather as he works on grip and triceps.

 

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Rambo (left) and JUNKYARD (right, newest RAW DOG) pose for the camera after a day of bench work.

 

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Evan Seivers becomes an official "RAW" lifter as he works with the hate