Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS is the Manager of Health Promotion at Drexel University, where he oversees employee wellness and recreational programming. He leads Proactive Health, a multidisciplinary collaborative initiative comprised of fitness training, nutrition and massage therapy aimed at improving health and performance in multiple populations.

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Supercharge Your Workouts With Plyometrics

Since the 1950s, plyometrics—or jump training—has been an important component of athletic preparation. These exercises, developed by Russian s...

Build Strength and Size With Incline Bench Variations

If you want to build upper-body strength, it's not always the best idea to run to the row of flat benches as soon as you enter the gym. If you truly w...

The 6 Worst Mistakes Football Players Make in the Off-Season

Size, strength, speed and power are absolutely essential for the game of football. So, football players need to focus their off-season training on...

How Important is Cooling Down After a Workout?

Let's start with who should always perform a cooldown after a workout. If you have any type of cardiovascular health issue, that means you. Peopl...

The Best Time to Consume Creatine

Creatine is one of the most popular and well-researched supplements on the market. (Learn about the benefits of creatine.) Yet despite the vast ar...

How to Prevent an Achilles Injury

Purple and Gold nation is in a state of mourning. Kobe Bryant fueled a late-season run to get the Lakers into the playoffs, but the megastar tore ...

Build Muscle Fast With 3 Unconventional Methods

If you mistakenly lock your training mindset into a system of sets and reps, your program will become stagnant. To build muscle fast, you need to ...

Maintain Your Lacrosse Game With This Workout

Lacrosse is extremely demanding on the body and most athletes' schedules. You must work to play at an elite level while juggling games, practice and...

Hamstring Injury Know-How

Your hamstrings are the powerhouse muscles for your hips and thighs, responsible for driving you through explosive strength movements. They work ove...

Develop Perimeter Speed for Basketball with Post-Activation Potentiation (PAP)

During a basketball game, you're constantly moving to evade your defender. Juke left, twist right—you do whatever is necessary to execute the play...