Joseph Allen is a first-year student in the Kinesiology Graduate Program at Western Illinois University. He currently works as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Macomb High School. He completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Exercise Science. He has coached multiple Wisconsin State and National Champion high school and junior powerlifters. He has also been competing at the national level in powerlifting and strongman since 2012. His primary areas of study are strength and conditioning along with human movement performance. During his time at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he assisted with and helped publish six peerreviewed studies.