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  • To be a source of information that can always be trusted.

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About Me

Anoop Balachandran

My name is Anoop T. Balachandran. I have a Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and another Master’s in Human Performance from University of Florida Gainesville. I am also an American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and NSCA Certifiied Strength & Conditioning Coach.

I know qualifications and certifications mean little in any field. But I just couldn’t help write it down. As you might have guessed, I am pretty passionate about fitness. And I would credit a lot of this to my brother - Vijay Balachandran.

My main area of interest is muscle hypertrophy or muscle growth and improving physical function/body composition in older adults. I do, however, try not to miss anything on nutrition, functional training, power lifitng, physical therapy, weight loss, or just anything related to strength and fitness.

If you care to notice, all my articles are evidence-based. I don’t think we need more fitness articles based on opinions and anecdotes - we have plenty. I have worked in a muscle physiology lab which studies muscle atrophy (muscle loss) for 2 years as a research assistant. I also have around 10 years experience working as a personal trainer (and still do). I worked as a fitness coordinator for a university for a few years. I am currently doing my Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at University of Miami, Florida.

My articles on other websites:

  • Top Credible Health and Fitness Websites
  • A Dozen Must-Read Fitness Blogs 2014
  • 25 of the Very Best Fitness Sites in 2012

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Link to My publications