Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS is a Fitness Specialist at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology at Eastern University. Giandonato previously served as the Manager of Health Promotion and Wellness at Drexel University, where he assisted with the implementation of the university's award winning A HEALTHIER U campaign while overseeing recreational fitness programs. He is a former STACK Expert of the Month.

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Plan a Better Off-Season Football Workout

The start of off-season conditioning is an important time for football players. This is when they can really commit to curing last season's weakness...

Build Your Explosive Lower-Body Plyometric Program

Imagine diving to snare a line drive in the outfield or capping off a fast break steal with a thunderous dunk. Each of these actions requires the ra...

How to Schedule Your Hydration

As the warmer weather of the spring approaches, so does outdoor activity. Rising temperatures are a pleasant break from the long winter; however, ...

Calculating Your One-Rep Max

The goal of any strength training program is to make you stronger. But you can never measure the effectiveness of your workouts unless you test your...

3 Common Causes of Weight Room Chest Pain

Chest pain is a symptom of an intense cardio workout. It can also interrupt your weight room training, in which case it's a lot scarier than a pound...

Benefits of the Decline Bench Press

Tucked away in the corner of your gym is the decline bench. This piece of equipment is rarely used for its intended purpose, often serving as a glor...

Why Crunches Alone Won't Burn Belly Fat

If you're trying to burn belly fat and tone your abs, it's almost guaranteed that you're performing Crunches. If you are, you are not alone. Many gy...

How to Fix Your Muscle-Building Workouts

A number of people seem obsessed in their pursuit of bigger muscles. Yet, often, muscle gains elude them. If you fall into this category, you are ...

Use Resistance Bands to Build a Bigger Bench

People take great pride in being able to bench 300, 400 and 500 pounds. If you are struggling to reach one of these milestones, try a performing a...

Creatine Supplements: Benefits, Concerns, Types and Dosage

Creatine is one of the most popular supplements among athletes. Why? It is one of the few supplements that has been scientifically proven to safely ...

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