Michael S. Palmieri, CSCS


Michael has advised numerous professional and amateur sports teams and athletes, and is also very involved with many science and research institutions, presenting seminars around the country for several internationally recognized organizations. Michael is also a state chairman for the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a state director for the North American Strongman Corporation, and a judge for the International Natural Bodybuilding Association. A former powerlifter, Michael has been in the industry for over 20 years, and completed his Master's degree in Exercise Science.




  • Choose Your Implement: Strongman Training For Sports

    It's easy to get caught up in sport-specific training, but sometimes athletes can benefit from a little time training under the rubric of another sport. Meet strongman, your key to increased power, endurance, and muscular control!

  • You Can Deadlift: Your Guide To The Ultimate Exercise

    The deadlift is the original full-body exercise. If you want to get serious about your physique, it's time to get serious about this classic movement.

  • Get Under The Bar: Heavy Lifting For Athletes

    Don't get caught up in 'next best thing' and become afraid of heavy training. Learn the secrets of non-linear periodization and make the most of your off-season!

  • 3 Essential Moves For Powerhouse Hamstrings

    Hey Quadzilla, is your lack of hamstring development creeping up on you? Here's what you need to know to save yourself inevitable injury and embarrassment!

  • Meet The Clean: Your First Step Toward Olympic Lifting

    There's a reason that so many pro sports teams favor variations of the clean in their training: it teaches force production like no other movement. Do it right and feel the power!