(The top 10 brightest minds in the fitness industry).
(Note: Each bio description has been taken directly from the individuals website, blog or books, some of which are written in the 1st person).
1- Lyle McDonald
“Lyle McDonald is a physiologist and author who has spent over a decade obsessively finding ways to apply cutting edge scientific research to sports nutrition, fat loss, and muscle gains. His first book The Ketogenic Diet is generally considered to be the most comprehensive book ever written on the topic of low-carbohydrate diets while his book The Protein Book: A complete guide for the coach and athlete is comprehensive examination of the topic of dietary protein intake for athletes.”
2- Alan Aragon-
“Alan Aragon has over 20 years of success in the fitness field. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science in Nutrition with top honors. Alan is acontinuing educationprovider for the Commission on Dietetic Registration,National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, and National Strength & Conditioning Association. Alan recently lectured to clinicians at the FDA and the annual conference of the Los Angeles Dietetic Association. He maintains a private practicedesigning programs for recreational, Olympic, and professional athletes, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Here is a snippet of his clientele.
Alan is a contributing editor and resident Weight Loss Coach of Men’s Health magazine. His bookGirth Control is considered to be one of the most in-depth manuals for improving the body and understanding nutrition for fitness & sports. Alan has co-authored the most-viewed article in the history of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (here). Last but not least, Alan writes a monthly research review providing critical analysis and practical application of the latest science on nutrition, training, and supplementation. Go here for more details about Alan’s latest, ongoing project.”
“James Krieger is the founder of Weightology, LLC. He has a Master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Florida and a second Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Washington State University. He is the former research director for a corporate weight management program that treated over 400 people per year, with an average weight loss of 40 pounds in 3 months. His former weight loss clients include the founder of Sylvan Learning Centers and The Little Gym, the vice president of Costco, and a former vice president of MSN. He has given over 75 lectures on weight loss-related topics to physicians, dietitians, and other professionals. In addition to helping people achieve their weight loss goals, James is a published scientist and author. He has published weight loss and nutrition-related research in prestigious scientific journals, including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Applied Physiology. James is the former editor for Journal of Pure Power, an online magazine which delivers scientific, but lay-friendly, information on training and nutrition to athletes and coaches. In fact, James has been involved in the health, nutrition, and fitness field for over 10 years, and has written over 250 articles on these topics. He is a strong believer in an evidence-based approach to health and well-being.”
4- Eric Helms
“Eric Helms has been a strength coach and professional trainer for over a decade. He’s worked as a physical conditioning leader and mentor in the United States Air Force, a multi-sport strength and conditioning coach, a trainer in gyms, private studios, medical fitness and rehabilitation centers. He’s taught and designed courses on sports nutrition, exercise science, weight training program design and coaching theory at the post-secondary level at Bryan College in Sacramento California and he is also a graduate teaching assistant at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), teaching a graduate level course on enhancing muscular performance.
Eric has a comprehensive array of certifications in the fields of personal training, performance enhancement, sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. He has a Bachelor’s in Sports Management: Fitness and Wellness and Master’s in Exercise Science & Health Promotion: Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania. He’s continuing his post-graduate education in Strength & Conditioning with a concentration in Sports Nutrition at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand.
As a part of the 3DMuscleJourney coaching staff he acts as a coach for raw powerlifters, natural bodybuilders, and serious weight lifters of all walks of life.”
5- Brad Schoenfeld
“Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CSPS., is an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training (muscle development and fat loss). He is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, and has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles including the ANPPC Tri-State Naturals and USA Mixed Pairs crowns. Brad earned his masters degree in kinesiology/exercise science from the University of Texas. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in exercise science at Rocky Mountain University where his research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and serves as an associate editor for their peer-reviewed Strength and Conditioning Journal.
He has achieved multiple certifications as a personal trainer, including the NSCA, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and CanFitPro. In 2011, he was named NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as IDEA Health and Fitness Association, which has bestowed upon him the title of Master Trainer – the highest ranking possible.”
6- Bret Contreras
“My name is Bret Contreras, I’m a CSCS, and I’m currently seeking my PhD in Sports Science. Many people consider me to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training. If you work your way through this website, you’ll undoubtedly learn a tremendous amount of information pertaining to the glutes. However, I’m actually well-versed in most things Sports-Science related.”
7- Martin berkhan
“My name is Martin Berkhan and I work as a nutritional consultant, magazine writer and personal trainer. This site is dedicated to my approach to intermittent fasting, which shatters peoples preconceived notions on how to eat for muscle gain and fat loss.”
8- Jamie Hale
“Jamie Hale, MS. (Experimental Psychology), is a sports conditioning coach, author, outdoor enthusiast, fitness and nutrition consultant. He is an experimental researcher specializing in behavioral nutrition and cognitive science. He has conducted primary research in the areas of attention, memory, and behavioral nutrition. He has contributed to numerous exercise and sports publications (nationally and internationally). He has authored six books. Jamie is a member of the World Marital Arts Hall of Fame in recognition of his conditioning work with Martial Artists. He is considered by most in the fitness industry as a specialist in agility and comprehensive fitness training. He is also known for his ability to get bodybuilders lean and dry as a bone for competition. Jamie is available for seminars and camps.”
9- Dr. Jacob Wilson
“Jacob Wilson is the Co-founder and President of Abcbodybuilding.com. He is also a skeletal muscle physiologist and researcher in the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
Jacob has an unparalleled dedication to the sport of bodybuilding, and has devoted the majority of his life to helping thousands of bodybuilders reach their goals. His academic achievements are vast, and include degrees in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology, dozens of publications, and extensive experience teaching and public speaking.”
10- Joseph Agu
“I am based in Loughborough, UK and am currently a Performance Nutritionist at theEnglish Institute of Sport (EIS) working with British Athletics (AKA UK Athletics). Alongside this role, I work as a nutrition consultant. In essence, I change people’s lives for the better by manipulating their long-term eating habits and various lifestyle factors. I pride myself of being very objective in my approach (which is pretty rare in this field), using the weight of the available scientific literature to support my practise. I never subscribe to fads or the latest diet craze, just stuff that has proven to work effectively.
Over the past decade or so I’ve been educating myself on all matters related to nutrition and fitness, and continue to do so. During this process, I completed my BSc. in Sport and Exercise Science as well as my MSc. in Sports Nutrition, achieving the highest honours.”