Dr. Andy Galpin | Advisor

By PJ Nestler | Mon Jan 18 2016

Dr. Andy Galpin, Ph.D., CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D is a Professor at the Center for Sport Performance at California State University - Fullerton and is the Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Program Design, and Sports Nutrition, among others. 

Dr. Galpin’s research utilizes the muscle biopsy procedure to analyze muscle at the single cell level in response to high intensity/power/force exercise. Essentially, his research uses highly sophisticated measurements and laboratory techniques to answer practical questions like: 

  • How does muscle adapt at the cellular level to intense interval training vs. strength training?

  • What cellular aspects of muscle allow some athletes—like elite CrossFitters or Mixed Martial Artists—to be simultaneously strong and highly conditioned? 

  • What happens at the cell level that allows some athletes to train harder yet recover faster than others? 

Dr. Galpin disseminates his research and other knowledge through his websitesocial media accountspeer-reviewed research and coaching publications, book chapters, coaching conferences and clinics, and personal seminars. He uses what he learns from his research to help his numerous amateur and elite/Olympic athletes, including those in the NFL, MLB, NBA, UFC, and AAU. 

Checkout Dr. Andy Galpin's new book 'UnPlugged'

It’s time to stop, take a breath, and hit the reset button in a big way. Unplugged provides a blueprint for using technology to meet your health and performance goals in a much smarter way, while reconnecting to your instincts and the natural world. 

In addition to sharing the performance expertise of Brian Mackenzie and the scientific insight of Dr. Andy Galpin, Unplugged features exclusive stories and advice from elite athletes and world-renowned experts like Laird Hamilton, Tim Ferriss, Kai Lenny, Kelly Starrett, Steven Kotler, Erin Cafaro, Lenny Wiersma, Dr. Frank Merritt, and Brandon Rager.

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