Dr. Andy Galpin
Andy has a Masters degree in Human Movement Sciences and a PhD in Human Bioenergetics. He is a Professor of Strength and Conditioning in the Center for Sport Performance in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton and has >50 peer-reviewed publications on matters of human performance, muscle, nutrition, recovery, and supplements. Andy is one of few scientists in the world using muscle biopsies to study human muscle from actual elite strength, power, and endurance athletes at the single-cell level. He is the director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory and teaches senior and graduate level Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Program Design, Lab Measurements in Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Nutrition courses at CSUF and Barbell University.
This research is presented internationally and nationally at both practitioner and scientific conferences and clinics (e.g. Barbell Shrugged, National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Conferences, etc.). He is the editor of the “Point/CounterPoint” column in the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal where coaches and scientists debate their stance on a variety of exercise and nutrition topics. As an athlete, Andy won a National Championship in football and competed for another in weightlifting. He currently works with professional mixed martial artists, surfers, ultra-marathoners, and football players.