John McNamara is a Tenured 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 degree in Kinesiology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) through the NSCA. He is also a Level One Certified Olympic Weightlifting coach with United States of America Weightlifting (USAW), and a Certified Physical Best Health Fitness Specialist with Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). His areas of research include training theory, flexible nonlinear periodization, nutrition, and exercise program design. He has been featured for Marc Pro and Phoenix A+ Coaching in St. Louis, MO.