John McNamara is an Associate Professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Alberta in Canada, and his Doctorate in Kinesiology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He is a Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting. McNamara teaches exercise physiology as well as conditioning courses for applicants of the New York City Police and Fire Department. His research focus is training theory and flexible nonlinear periodization.