Guillermo Escalante, DSc, CSCS


Guillermo Escalante, DSc, MBA, ATC, CSCS, is the 2013 NPC Los Angeles middleweight bodybuilding champion. He is co-owner of SportsPros Personal Training/Physical Therapy Center ( in Upland, California, and founder of, an online fitness/sports rehab/nutrition consulting. He's also an assistant professor of kinesiology at Cal State University San Bernardino.




  • Sports Injuries: Should You Use Heat Or Cold?

    If you've played a sport or worked out, you've slapped an ice pack on a sore knee or shoulder at some point. Learn why cold isn't always the best way to treat an injury.

  • Are Bodybuilders Prone To Body Dysmorphia?

    You lift to get big and lose fat. But what do you see when you look back in the mirror? Learn about body dysmorphia and why it might be especially problematic among bodybuilders.

  • Heal Your Heels: Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

    Inflammation of the heel can afflict athletes of all stripes, including runners and lifters. Here's how to treat plantar fasciitis so you can get back on your feet!

  • Front Vs. Rear Pull-Downs: Which Is Better?

    You've seen lat pull-downs done in front of the neck and behind, but which version is better? According to research, one is much more effective—and safer—than the other!

  • Can Pain Pills Kill Your Bodybuilding Gains?

    Feeling sore after your last workout? Before you reach for an NSAID like ibuprofen, here's what you need to know about how OTC pain relievers can affect muscle growth.

  • How Bodybuilders Can Avoid Tendon Trouble

    Repetitive motions like lifting weights can set you up for overuse injuries, the most common of which is tendinopathy. Here's how to avoid it, and what to do if it strikes.