Parker Hyde, CSCS, CISSN


Parker Hyde received his M.S. in Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University, studying human performance and body composition. Starting Fall 2015, he will be starting his doctoral work at The Ohio State University. For the past year, Parker has served as the lead graduate student in the Human Performance Lab, where he has been conducting research on sport supplementation, metabolic adaption, and body composition changes. Parker has written and published several manuscripts and abstract on sports nutrition, supplementation, human performance and body composition testing. Additionally he has published a textbook chapter on exercise testing and training for individuals with Cerebral Palsy.

Parker also holds certifications for National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS), as well as the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN).




  • Squat

    Yes, a leg exercise can be an ab exercise—as anyone who has ever pushed their potential in the squat knows all too well!

  • Decline Crunch

    Adding an angle takes your ab training to a whole new level! Here's how and why to do decline crunches in your workout.

  • 10 Best Leg Workout Exercises for Building Muscle

    Better leg days are in your future. These are the exercises you need to have in your leg workouts for strength and mass!

  • Olympic Lifts: Snatch and Power Clean

    You don't have to be preparing for competition to benefit from the Olympic lifts. Here's why and how to use them for leg development.

  • 10 Best Ab Workout Exercises for Building Muscle

    Get the six-pack of your dreams by incorporating these core exercises and workouts into your training week! This is the way to washboard abs.

  • Hack Squat

    This bodybuilder fave is a quad-crusher of the highest order. Here's how to use it for maximum leg development in your workout!

  • Split Squat

    The best unilateral leg exercise is also one of the most difficult. It doesn't take a lot of weight for split squats to burn like crazy! Here's how and why to use them.

  • What Are the Best Leg Programs for Mass?

    If you want to know what all those leg day memes are about, these programs will show you. You will limp, you will be hungry, and you will grow!

  • Barbell Front Squat

    Front squats aren't everybody's idea of "fun," but they're an essential quad-builder and full-body lift. Here's where they should fit in your leg training.

  • Ab Roll-out

    Fitness gimmicks come and go, but the ab wheel is here to stay! Why? Because it's one of the best brick-builders in the biz!

  • Barbell Back Squat

    The squat is called the king of lifts for a good reason! The most challenging leg movement is also one of the best. Here's how to fit it into your workout.

  • Russian Twist

    Added weight upgrades this old-school training staple to the hard-hitting heavyweight class. Your obliques won't know what hit 'em!

  • Beginner Leg Workout

    Work your legs and it'll pay off for your whole body! This beginner's leg workout is perfect for anyone looking for a little less volume, while still getting the benefits of dedicated lower-body lifting.

  • Machine Crunch

    When crunches alone won't cut it, this heavy-duty exercise adds the extra weight you need to beat those abs into submission.

  • Hard and Heavy Leg Workout

    Buckle up and get ready to work hard, then limp home. This is a workout that will deliver muscle and strength gains where you want them!

  • Deadlift

    Pull big to build big legs! Here's why and how to load up on this powerlift on leg day, and how to program it for lower-body gains.

  • Exercise Ball Pike

    This simple core movement may be the heavy hitter that's been missing from your ab routine.

  • Lunge

    You've been avoiding lunges. Admit it! They burn like crazy, but they're a magic weapon for leg gains. Here's how to put them in your workout.

  • Hanging Knee Raise

    One of the most scalable and versatile ab exercises out there, this move is a challenging strength-builder and an ab must for any lifter!

  • Cable Crunch

    Upgrade from the floor and add weight to your crunch with this gym classic guaranteed to set your six-pack on fire!