John Rusin, DPT, CSCS


With more than a decade of elite-level training experience and advanced degrees in both exercise science and physical therapy, Dr. Rusin develops performance, regeneration, and aesthetics programs for some of the world's best power athletes, NFL and MLB athletes, gold-medal Olympians, competitive powerlifters, and bodybuilders.

Dr. Rusin is a coach, speaker, and writer, whose work has been popularized in Men's Fitness, Stack Magazine, Testosterone Nation, and Mountain Dog Diet. In addition to his sports-performance physical-therapy practice in Madison, Wisconsin, he's also the owner of John Rusin Fitness Systems, an online fitness platform geared toward synergizing the best of high-performance training and intelligently designed physiotherapy/regeneration programming to athletes and clients across the world.

Dr. Rusin is also the author of the 12-Week Muscle Prescription Program.



  • The Trap-Bar Fix For 3 Painful Movements

    If there were powerlifts for the trap bar, these would be them. You can go heavy on these 3 movements and feel great doing it!

  • 3 Fixes For Mysterious Knee, Back, And Elbow Pain

    Hammering away at your painful joints with every roller, ball, and torture device you can get your hands on? You might be barking up the wrong tree.

  • The New Way To Train Upper Body Twice A Week

    Training your upper body twice a week is a surefire way to build size and strength, but you don't want to lift as heavy as your first day. Grow more with these push-pull trisets!

  • 3 Ways To Train The Single-Arm Dumbbell Row

    The single-arm dumbbell row should be placed in every single type of training program, period. Here's how to use it for your specific strength, hypertrophy, and performance goals!

  • Protect Your Back With This Daily Routine

    Your glutes, core, and lower back called. They're tired of getting the short end of the stick! Give them 5 minutes of love each day with this routine, and you'll never regret it.