Mark Stephenson is currently the Human Performance Program Manager at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Stephenson’s area of expertise is in performing under stress, the psychophysiological profile of the elite performer, and psychophysiological assessments using various biomarkers to determine optimal training loads and recovery interventions. Through physiological monitoring Stephenson’s program has developed recovery strategies utilizing modalities such as flotation tanks, whole body cryostimulation chambers, and blood flow restriction that have dramatically helped improve chronic overtraining, chronic pain and fatigue, and sleep.
Mark Stephenson has over 23 years of experience working in the human performance field. Currently he serves as the Director of the Human Performance Program at a special operations unit for the Department of Defense (DoD). Previously, Stephenson was the Director of the Human Performance Center at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he developed the Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Program. He also served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Colorado College men’s ice hockey team and the Tactical Physiologist for the Colorado Springs Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.