Gary Dinh

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  • USAW Level 1: Sports Performance Coach
  • The Art of Coaching Weightlifting w/ Weightlifting Wise’s Ursula Garza Papandrea
  • Ma Strength Weightlifting Technique Clinic w/ Ma Jianping and Manuel Buitrago
  • Bachelor’s in Economics and Psychology
  • Post Diploma Bachelor’s Administration

Coaching niche

  • Olympic Weightlifting


  • Dreamed of being an NBA star as a kid but being gravity challenged and realizing it at the ripe old age of 16, decided to pursue strength-based sports.
  • Weightlifting, cooking, and eating.

Favorite lift/exercise

  • Back Squats, Clean and Jerks, and Dips

Least favorite lift/exercise

  • Swimming (aka drowning) and running

Favorite drink

  • Ice cold Gin and Tonic

Personal message

F.D.P. – My philosophy of life and sport. Focus, discipline, patience.