Doctor/Strength Coach: Dr. Andy Galpin

About this Episode:

Joe and Andy discuss the physical aspects of yoga and different approached to physical training as well as balancing immediate and delayed gratification.

About Andy:

Dr. Galpin has been an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton, since 2011, but spent the first 18 years of his life in rural southwest (Rochester) Washington. He was fortunate enough to win a Division III National Championship in Football while earning his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Linfield College (2005).

Dr. Galpin spent time as a strength and conditioning/performance coach for a variety of clients that included numerous high profile professional athletes (MMA, BJJ, MLB, NFL, NHL, PGA, Special Forces, etc.) as well as various clinical populations (diabetics, permanently disabled, stroke victims, obese, etc.). He received his Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences from The University of Memphis (2008) and his Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics from Ball State University (2011).

Dr. Galpin is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Physiological Society and still actively coaches/competes in Weightlifting (Olympic-style)and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Interest Area:

Dr. Galpin’s research interests include the acute responses and chronic adaptations to human skeletal muscle (both at the whole muscle and single cell level) following high intensity/velocity/power exercise. Dr. Galpin utilizes skeletal muscle biopsies to assess muscle fiber type, substrate concentrations, and cellular signaling protein activity.

Current projects:

Dr. Galpin’s current research projects include 1) advanced methods of individual human skeletal muscle fiber typing, 2) describing the impact of non-traditional modes of anaerobic exercise, and 3) characterizing impact forces of professional mixed martial arts/kickboxing/boxing strikes.

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About the Author:

Joe is the Founder of Icewater Yoga. Fascinated by the intersection of yoga and sport, his goal is to help athletes develop a consistent yoga practice. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Jill.