Charles Allen is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. He has a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Mississippi and over 10 years of experience as a professional in the fitness industry. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with Distinction (CSCS,*D®) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F®) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a Level 1 Performance Coach through United States of America Weightlifting (USAW). He serves as a peer-reviewer for multiple journals including The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and NSCA Coach. He also serves on the Florida State NSCA Advisory Board.