Krissy Kendall, PhD


Krissy Kendall, Ph.D., joins the team after 2-1/2 years as an assistant professor in the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. Prior to her current position as's Science Editor, Dr. Kendall served as the director of the Human Performance Laboratory at GSU, where her research interests focused on the effects of training and nutritional interventions on body composition and performance. Dr. Kendall has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and abstracts on sports nutrition, supplementation, and training adaptations.

Dr. Kendall received her master's and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, studying exercise physiology. She holds certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS*D), International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN), and American College of Sports Medicine (HFS).




  • The 5 Best Supplements For CrossFit

    Build strength, recover quicker, and beat your next AMRAP with these 5 supplements. They just might be what you need to shine at CrossFit Open 2017!

  • Why Women Should Take Creatine

    Forget the dumb rumors you've heard about bloating and weight gain. Here's the truth about how and why women should use creatine.

  • Building Muscle: A Scientific Approach

    Muscle growth isn't random; more often than not, it's the result of manipulating these five training variables properly! Here's everything you need to know to select your best-ever muscle-building program.

  • Ask The Science Chick: Does Coffee Count Toward My Daily Fluid Requirements?

    Our science editor, Krissy Kendall, PhD, CISSN, answers your questions relating to nutrition and supplementation to optimize your physique, health, and performance!

  • Sore No More: 3 Proven Muscle-Recovery Tips

    A hard workout has you a little sore—or a lot! It doesn't have to stop you in your tracks, though. Use these tips to recover faster and stay on track.

  • Ask The Science Chick: What's The Best Time Of Day To Work Out?

    Our science editor, Krissy Kendall, PhD, CSCS, weighs in on whether there's an optimal time of day to train for building muscle and strength!

  • Ask The Science Chick: Is The Anabolic Window Real?

    Our science editor, Krissy Kendall, PhD, CISSN, weighs in on the anabolic window, fiber's impact on weight loss, and artificial sweeteners.

  • How To Gain Weight

    Is your body type stuck on skinny? Here are the most effect ways to put on muscle!

  • 5 Reasons Your Creatine May Not Be Working

    Just taking creatine doesn't guarantee it will work. Avoid these 5 mistakes, and get the most out of this proven muscle-and-strength builder!

  • The 8 Best Supplements For Strength Athletes And Bodybuilders

    Whether your goal is to increase muscle strength or size, we've taken the guesswork out of supplement shopping with the best products to help you get as big and strong as possible!

  • 10 Nutrition Myths Debunked

    Here are 10 nutrition myths that have been debunked by science!

  • Podcast Episode 8: Dr. Krissy Kendall - Is Creatine Safe for Teens?

    Krissy Kendall, PhD, reacts to recent headlines raising concerns about teen usage of the popular supplement creatine. If you've been wondering if creatine is safe for you or your student athlete, here's what you need to know!

  • RSP Triple Threat: Supplement Overview

    Whether you're using Triple Threat to gain muscle, lose fat, or just because the workouts are too fun to ignore, we've got a stack that can help maximize what you get out of it!

  • 5 Ways to Up Your Fat-Loss Supplement Game

    Before you add another day of cardio or drop even more calories, consider adding one of these well-supported supplements to help you with your summer-shred goals.

  • 5 Must-Have Muscle-Building Supplements

    Muscle-building starts with eating right and lifting. Millions of satisfied lifters swear these 5 research-backed supplements have helped them pack on the pounds!

  • Ask The Science Chick: Does Apple Cider Vinegar Have Health Benefits?

    Our science editor, Krissy Kendall, PhD, CISSN, answers your questions relating to nutrition and supplementation to optimize your health and performance!

  • 6 Common Breakfast Mistakes You’re Making

    Is your breakfast—or lack thereof—hurting your fitness progress? The answer may surprise you.

  • 8 Supplements To Boost Your Brain Power!

    Nootropics, or supplements for your brain, are making waves in the fitness industry. Here's why you should add these "smart supps" to your daily regimen!

  • Do Processed and Red Meats Cause Cancer?

    The latest health scare involving processed and red meats and your risk of cancer may have exaggerated the threat to your health. Here are the missing facts from the sensational headlines.

  • Test Your Knowledge About Creatine!

    Think you know it all when it comes to creatine supplementation? Test your knowledge with this 10-question quiz and find out if you're a scientist…or just a broscientist when it comes to creatine.

  • Everything You Need To Know About Hydration

    Don't stay thirsty, my fitness friends. Proper hydration is vital to your workout performance and health.

  • The Simplest Way To Skyrocket Your Size And Strength

    Make huge gains in size and strength by slowing down how fast you lower—rather than focusing on how you lift—heavy weights.

  • 6 Reasons Everyone Should Take Creatine

    While the popularity of creatine continues to grow, plenty of people are still worried about taking it. Here are 6 reasons why creatine should be part of your daily regimen!

  • Ask The Science Chick: Should I Drink BCAAs During My Workout?

    Our science editor, Krissy Kendall, PhD, CISSN, answers your burning fitness questions. Get the scoop on BCAAs, hydration, and exercise-related headaches!

  • Ask The Science Chick: How Bad Is Sodium Consumption For An Athlete?

    Our science editor, Krissy Kendall, PhD, CISSN, answers your questions relating to nutrition and supplementation to optimize health and performance!

  • The Science Of Swole

    Lifting weights can help you build size, but few lifters actually understand how it works. To get the most out of your workouts, it's time you understand hypertrophy—and the science behind swole.

  • Which Supplements Should You Be Cycling?

    Find out which supplements you should be cycling to maximize your results in the gym.

  • Is Micellar Whey The Next Big Protein Breakthrough?

    Whey and casein are arguably the two best proteins, but a hybrid—called micellar whey—may combine the best attributes of each.

  • The Top 7 Supplements To Boost Endurance Performance

    Whether you spend time hitting the pavement or swimming laps in the pool, the right supplements can help take your training and performance to the next level. Here's our list of the top 7 supps for endurance athletes!

  • How To Lose Weight

    Stuck on the yo-yo diet train or can't seem to drop the 30 pounds your doctor recommended? Here's the right information for the best results.

  • State-Of-The-Art Supplement Manufacturing: What You Need To Know

    You've heard of them, but how much do you really know about the regulation and manufacturing practices of nutritional supplements? Learn the current guidelines and how technology is changing the face of supplement manufacturing.

  • Stacked: Your Guide To Supplement Dosage And Timing!

    Choosing the right supplements is important, but knowing how much to take and when to take it is just as crucial. Here's your guide to supplement dosage and timing for maximum training results.