Oleksiy Torokhtiy

Jason Li – author, expert

BS in Exercise Science
USAW Level 2 Performance Coach

Olympic Weightlifting
Short Distance (up to 200m) Sprinting
Discus & Hammer Throwing

Short Bio

Jason Li’s path in fitness, particularly bodybuilding, started in high school, growing from a 52-kg athlete to a 68-kg strong lifter. His ultimate dedication to sports became the background for such a bright career.

During college, Jason was practicing powerlifting, demonstrating his high commitment and interest in strength training. Over 10 years, now Jason is an Olympic weightlifter who is constantly evolving and pushing the limits to gain greater results.

He has also competed earlier in Olympic weightlifting and has coached multiple sports like powerlifting, weightlifting, and youth hammer throw.


His personal bests in lifting are 93kg in Snatch, 117 kg in Clean & Jerk, 121 kg in Clean, 185 kg in squatting, and deadlift of 200 kg.

Jason Li lifting a barbell
Jason Li with Oleksiy Torokhtiy and Sergii Putsov

Education and Courses

Jason’s academic journey contributes to his comprehensive understanding of exercise science and coaching methodologies. His major educational milestones are the following:

  • CUNY Brooklyn College Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
  • Working Against Gravity Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Weightlifting Coach
  • National Strength & Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer

Professional Certifications:

  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach (Level 2)
  • Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Coach
  • Functional Range Mobility Specialist (FRC)
Jason Li with Oleksiy Torokhtiy and Sergii Putsov

About Coaching

With over 10 years of personal training experience, Jason has successfully coached clients of different ages and fitness levels, ranging from young athletes (10-13 years old) to senior master athletes (60+ years old).

Speaking about Jason’s running training, he coaches mostly short-distance sprinting. He believes that intensive workouts together with lifting weights will improve his clients’ overall performance and condition.

So, he went deeper than his existing knowledge of the shock method and started with the Mach speed drills to increase sprinters’ maximum velocity. For instance, last summer he worked with a D1 collegiate 800m runner for the season to add up more high-speed work and Olympic lifting to improve her running time.

Jason Li lifting a barbell


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