California State University, Fullerton
I’m Andy, a tenured Professor at CSUF in the Center for Sport Performance. I’m also the director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Lab and advisor of the CSUF Weightlifting Club. I started in this field by trying to become the best middle school, and eventual college, football player (Linfield College) I could be. After earning my BS (Exercise Science), I spent time training professional athletes (NFL, MLB, etc.) before pursuing my MS in Human Movement Sciences from U. of Memphis. Along the way, I’ve trained and competed in (Olympic) Weightlifting and various combat sports. I culminated my education by studying single muscle fiber protein expression in old and young elite athletes, which earned me a PhD in Human Bioenergetics from Ball State University. I’ve published hundreds of articles, abstracts, and other scholarly work, and been featured on radio stations, TV shows, podcasts, and other media. For more info, follow my research (@DrAndyGalpin) or visit my website (www.andygalpin.com) where I give free lectures.