Nicholas Mortensen

Nicholas Mortensen

Nicholas Mortensen is an exercise physiologist and a private strength and conditioning coach in the Greater Detroit Area. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through U.S. Weightlifting. He earned his Master's degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from Lipscomb University in Nashville. In 2016, he will begin the Ph.D. program in Exercise Physiology at Kent State University.

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Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

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How the Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt Compare to Those of Table Salt

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How to Achieve the Correct Squat Depth

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Do B Vitamins Actually Improve Your Performance?

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