Major Donny Bigham: A Scientific Approach to Physical Dominance


Retired MAJ Donny served his country for 27 years and deployed more than 45 months in combat. A powerlifting champion himself Donny has held multiple world records and continues to compete globally to this day. Donny was instrumental in creating the Army's Tactical Athlete Performance Center (TAP-C) providing a scientific approach to training the modern soldier. MAJ Bigham explains Jesus Sacrificed for ALL, ONETIME! and can be found @onetimepowerlifting.

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Retired Major Donny Bigham served 27 years of service to the Nation in the Marine Corps and the US Army. He has served in almost every position within the composite of an Infantry Rifle Company (Enlisted and Officer) and deployed to Bosnia, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Yemen (>45 months). Major Bigham was honored to be the First ever Strength and Conditioning Coach for the US Army (Conventional Forces) for the past six years while in uniform. He was instrumental in being part of the team that changed the US Army Physical Fitness test after almost 40 years and co-authoring the Occupational Performance Assessment Test for initial screening of future Soldiers. He designed the Tactical Athlete Performance Center (TAP-C) at Fort Jackson and Fort Benning, emphasizing true strength, mobility, and speed to increase lethality and survivability across six pillars for the Warrior! Lastly, the TAP-C is the first-ever center that trains over 600 Soldiers daily within a Combat Battalion designed under his tenure. He was recognized as the 2017 TSAC-Facilitator of the Year (Strength Coach). Also, Major Bigham was awarded the 2016 Army Male Athlete of the Year. He is a 2x IPF World Champion in Raw Powerlifting and the current drug tested IPF World Record Holder in the Squat. Currently, Major Bigham is a Ph.D. student at Rocky Mountain University pursuing a terminal degree in Human Sport and Performance.

Major Bigham's military awards and schools include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Combat Infantry Badge, and Expert infantryman Badge. His strength coaching credentials include NSCA RSCC, CSCS, *D, TSAC-F, *D, RPR, USAW 1, FMS 1 & 2, TRX 1 & 2, Kfit 1 & 2. In addition to his military service, Major Bigham has also served as Head Strength Coach for North Western High School, Youth Pastor, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, High School Teacher (Math & Science), Head Varsity Baseball Coach, and Owner of OneTimePowerlifting L.L.C.


FORM LAB is MTNTOUGH’s new biomechanical baseline assessment program. Join powerlifting world champion and Tactical Strength Coach Major Donny Bigham as he coaches athletes through 12 core exercises to improve form, increase performance and prevent injuries for the long haul. Start improving your form and performance today!

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