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Christopher is a professor of Exercise Science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Christopher's PhD is in Sport Physiology and Performance from East Tennessee State University. While at East Tennessee he was the assistant coach for the Olympic Training Site for the sport of weightlifting. Christopher has a background in sport competing in soccer, track and field, powerlifting and now competes in the sport of weightlifting for East Coast Gold Weightlifting Team.
Christopher has been coaching and training athletes for the past 9 years and has worked with a variety of athletic backgrounds from endurance performance to strength and power sports. His programs are based on scientific principals and are curated to fit each athletes needs and performance goals. His background in performance monitoring and testing give him the ability to adjust programs as athletes progress to prevent performance stagnation and optimally prepare them for competition. His programs are based on the most up to date scientific literature and will evolve as new information emerges to integrate best practice methods.
PhD -Sport Physiology and Performance
MS- Sport Performance and Injury Prevention
NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USAW - Advanced Sport Performance Coach
ACSM- Certified Exercise Physiologist
NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist
Dr. Heather Abbott is an Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Department at Indiana State University, where she works with aspiring exercise scientists, physical educators, coaches, strength and conditioning professionals. She is a certified NSCA CSCS and USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach. She has worked as a sport scientist at the East Tennessee State University Olympic Site, helping a variety of Olympic hopefuls reach their competitive goals. In addition to her work at ETSU, Dr. Abbott supported the US Women's National Field Hockey team in the years leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. She possesses a strong foundation in programming and monitoring for a variety of athletes, however, her specialty lies in the complex programming of field sports athletes. In her never-ending progression to enhance her knowledge, she is currently training as a powerlifting and developing a team at ISU. In addition to her current powerlifting endeavors, she has trained and competed as an Olympic Weightlifter and DI field hockey player.
Tyler currently works as a tactical strength and conditioning specialist for Special Operations in the US Military.
He specializes in Strength and Conditioning methodologies for the Special Ops population that optimizes the complete arsenal of human weapon system.
Tyler has over 12 years of Strength and Conditioning Coaching experience at a high level. (Towson University, University of Oregon, Team USA) Has been a part of 13 Coastal Athletic Association Championships, Twelve Pac-12 Conference Championships, 1 Heisman trophy winner, 1 Rose Bowl Championship, 1 Football National Championship appearance, 4 Olympic Gold medals, 2 Olympic Bronze Medals.
Tyler is currently an Olympic Weightlifting athlete with over 10 years of competitive experience.
Comprehensive annual plan program development
Performance and training analysis performed by sport physiologists.
Develop complete training plans for both aerobic and anaerobic training.
Athlete monitoring to ensure optimal training dose and training alterations as needed.
Monthly meetings for feedback, program alterations and performance summaries.
Creation of plans for single sport athlete or team sport athletes
Customized athlete testing protocol determined by sport and athlete.
Development of athletic profile
Comparison to known standards for the identification of strengths and weaknesses.
Built and tailored for each sports individual needs
1 on 1 coaching from our coaching staff.
Weekly check-ins to monitor progress.
Weekly monitoring from digital questionnaires.
Creating of performance metrics and qualitative analysis.
Four week block training plans tailored for each athletes.
Email and skype communication