Brooklandville, MD 21022
I attained a Bachelor's degree from Hobart College (1995), a MS in Human Performance from Frostburg State University (2005), and a MSc in Exercise Science from McDaniel College (2006). I still attend community college classes to backfill my CV with more Engineering classes.
I am a PhD student and run a full time personal training business. I have worked as a personal trainer since 1998 with stints in the NBA as an assistant strength coach (5 years with Wizards), an investigator and co-author of a research study on exercise interventions and Lyme disease (3 years with the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine), and a research assistant delivering an exercise intervention for a pharmaceutical company.
Until 2013, I taught lectures and workshops around the world for the Resistance Training Specialist Programs (10 years) and Muscle Activation Techniques (10 years).
I am an amateur electrophysiologist and a member of ISEK (International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology). I spend a lot of time in my lab/gym that is equipped with dynamometry, sEMG, video analysis, and other fun stuff. This equipment aids me in performing case studies to help make better decisions for my clients as well as inspire new suppositions to investigate. I produce a lot of content that I post on Facebook (for free) under a FB pseudonym Rhys Manchester. I am an avid snowboarder, SUPer, and former college and club lacrosse player. My interest in training developed when I was told as a first year student in undergrad that I was too thin to play at the elite level and had to put on weight.