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Marilia Coutinho is a Brazilian researcher, university professor and technical consultant. She has majored in Biology (1985), holds a M.Sc. degree in Chemical Ecology (1989) and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Science (1994), all obtained at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1997) and a visiting scholar at the University of Florida (1998-2000). She has peer-reviewed scientific papers on the sociology of the life sciences and also articles on physical activity, strength sports, body image, physical education and nutrition. Marilia Coutinho is currently owner of the consultancy company Merton MZM-BodyStuff. She is also a speaker in strength sports and training, and sports media director.

Marilia Coutinho is a high performance powerlifter, president of the Brazilian Powerlifting League (BPL, previously known as Aliança Nacional da Força), and Brazilian representative, international judge and general helping hand at the USPA/IPL She is an accredited strength training professional in Brazil (CREF 059869-P/SP ).

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Marilia created a continued education program in strength training in Brazil (it is in its way to becoming international) based on 6 basic courses. She did that with like-minded coaches and their coop is called “MAD Powerlifting”. Yes, many are crazy. No, the name is actually a coincidence and was formed by the first letters of the founders’ names. Check our project here:


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