Max Pippa has experience in strongman, powerlifting, and general fitness. He began his career in strength sports as a teenager with an interest in strongman. Max’s strongman career culminated in 2009 when he won his ASC Pro Card as a 105k Lightweight and was invited to compete in the inaugural Amateur World Championships at the 2010 Arnold Classic. Max returned to competing in strongman in 2017 and placed 2nd at World’s Strongest Man U90kg.

During college, Max began powerlifting, completing a competition best squat of 556, bench of 402, a 716 deadlift, and a 1624 total at 220.

Max has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri and commissioned as an Infantry officer in the US Army in 2014. He graduated Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger School, and successfully earned his Expert Infantryman Badge.

Max completed his C.S.C.S. certification in the fall of 2017 and has transitioned off of active duty to be a full time trainer at NBS Fitness.