Richard LaFountain



Richard LaFountain is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Richard LaFountain, MS, received his master’s degree in kinesiology from Ohio State University, and is continuing to work toward his doctorate in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University. Rich’s research interests have focused on improvement and development of diagnostic testing procedures for cardiovascular disease and heart-failure patients via combination cardiopulmonary exercise testing and cardiac magnetic resonance (CPX-CMR).

Rich is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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  • Your Expert Guide To Stevia

    Used since ancient times, naturally sweet Stevia is everywhere these days. Is it safe to add to your supplement supply, and will it help you lose weight? Learn how Stevia affects your health.

  • 5 Reasons To Start Supplementing With Fish Oil!

    Some people look down (and hold) their noses at this popular supplement, not realizing it can provide extra energy, better focus, and a sharper mind.

  • 6 Supplements To Support A Healthy Heart

    February is American Heart Month and a great time to think about what you can do to protect your ticker. It's all about a healthy diet, lots of exercise, and the right supplements.

  • How Exercise Can Help You Manage Diabetes

    You may not know it, but if you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, you can benefit immensely from some consistent strength training. Here's how to get started!

  • What's Better For Weight Loss: Green Tea Or Green Coffee?

    More than just a pick-me-up, your morning cup of tea or coffee may actually help your weight-loss efforts! But when it comes to fat loss, which one of these greens reigns supreme?

  • 5 Ways You're Dead Wrong About Plant-Based Proteins

    Protein doesn't have to come from animals to be effective. Here are 5 common myths about plant-based protein you need to get past once and for all!

  • Your Introduction To Olympic Lifting!

    Whether you use it to improve strength, muscle size, or power production, Olympic lifting has a lot to offer. Learn why and how to add the snatch and the clean and jerk to your training program!

  • The Surprising Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

    Artificial sweeteners are consumed daily worldwide. They've been used for over 100 years, but are they safe—or are they to blame for your weight-loss struggles and lackluster performance in the gym?