Alessandro Brazzit is the strength and conditioning coach for junior performance development at FC Treviso. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach with several high school basketball teams in Italy and as a personal trainer in Australia. He received his M.S. in Sport Science from the University of Milan. Brazzit is also a certified FMS specialist Level II, through Functional Movement Systems. Follow him on Twitter @ABrazzit or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AlexBrazzit.
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