Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D


Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an internationally renowned fitness professional and widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on body composition optimization. The 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won multiple natural bodybuilding titles. As a personal trainer, Schoenfeld has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros. He was elected to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Board of Directors in 2012 and was the recipient of the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award, presented by the United States Sports Academy for outstanding achievement in fitness and contributions to the growth and development of sport fitness through outstanding leadership activity.

Schoenfeld is the author of multiple consumer-oriented fitness books, including "The M.A.X. Muscle Plan" and "Strong and Sculpted," as well as the seminal textbook, "Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy." He has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine, and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. Currently, he writes the "Ask the Muscle Doc" column for

Schoenfeld earned his Ph.D. in health promotion and wellness at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is an assistant professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and heads their human performance laboratory. He also currently serves as the sports nutritionist for the New Jersey Devils hockey organization.