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Weightlifting instructor to sign new book

Doug Briggs, an instructor in the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at New Mexico State University, will sign copies of his new sports book, "16 Weeks to Weight Training Success: A Basic Approach," from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Activity Center on campus.



Doug Briggs will sign copies of his new book, "16 Weeks to Weight Training Success: A Basic Approach," from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Activity Center. (Courtesy photo)


Briggs has been involved in weight training for 25 years. He has owned and operated a gym and a personal training studio and now owns the American Weightlifting Association Inc., a grassroots organization devoted to developing Olympic-style weightlifters.

He is a U.S.A. Weightlifting International Coach and was assistant coach for the U.S.A. Weightlifting Men's and Women's teams at the World University and College Championships and the Young Louis Cyr Competition in 2000.

As a competitive Olympic weightlifter, he won the 2002 Pan American Masters Championships and set a new Pan American Masters Snatch record at the competition. Briggs was named the Male Athlete of the Year in 2002 at the New Mexico State Games and has held more than 100 state records in Olympic weightlifting.

Briggs teaches beginning, intermediate, advanced, women's and Olympic weightlifting; principles of strength training and conditioning; tests and measurements; motor development and anatomy at New Mexico State.