Michael Palmieri

Michael Palmieri

Michael Palmieri is the president and founder of The Institute of Sport Science & Athletic Conditioning. He has lectured for several major organizations and associations and written numerous articles for multiple media outlets. He currently serves as a state chairman for the National Strength & Conditioning Association, state director for the North American Strongman Corporation and a judge for the International Natural Bodybuilding Association. A former powerlifter, Palmieri has been in the industry for more than 20 years. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in biomechanics at UNLV.

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Become a Better Athlete With the Deadlift

Few exercises are simpler than the Deadlift. The move essentially mimics squatting down and picking something up off of the floor. Yet, it's accla...

Master the Deadlift, Part 3: Deadlift Tips

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we discussed the performance benefits of the Deadlift and provided detailed instruction on how to perform the Con...

Master the Deadlift, Part 2: The Sumo Deadlift

The Deadlift is an exercise that should be a part of every athlete's training program. In Part 1: The Conventional Deadlift, we broke down the fun...

Master the Deadlift, Part 1: The Conventional Deadlift

The Deadlift should be a staple exercise of nearly all athletes' training programs. This lift is tough and intense, but it can produce some incred...

The Unseen Advantage: Train Your Back for Power

Increased power, strength, size—everything you expect to develop from training your back. Yet many people forget about properly training their b...

Beyond the Bench Press: Best Chest Exercises for Athletes

Chest muscles are important in sports for everything from blocking to shooting to batting, making them vital to every athlete's game. Unfortunately,...

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