I’ve been involved in the health and fitness community for over 12 years. I started as the guy that cleaned up the weights, moved up to trainer, strength coach and now have completed my PhD investigating the effects of strength training on skeletal muscle. Despite my time in the academic world, I’ve always remained grounded in the practice of strength. With significant experience in strength training, human anatomy, physiology and exercise science, I bring a healthy balance of the practical, theoretical and scientific aspects of exercise to my writing and training.


PhD Medical Sciences
McMaster University

MSc Kinesiology
University of Manitoba

Bachelor’s of Exercise and Sport Science
University of Manitoba

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association


Post-Doctoral Fellow (Tarnopolsky Lab)
McMaster University

MSc Physiotherapy (2015)
McMaster University

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