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Michael Bracko, Ph.D., FACSMExercise physiologist

Regular to Ripped: Body Weight Training for Power and Performance: learn how multi-joint and compound exercises can be used with body weight to enhance power and improve performance.

This session is one of the master class workouts at the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition taking place next week, March 31- April 3, in Phoenix, Ariz. The summit bridges the gap between science and practice, featuring world-class keynote speakers, practical workout sessions to learn new skills, stimulating and informative lectures, and extended workshops that combine lecture with a practical component.

Dr. Bracko is an exercise physiologist from Calgary. He works in three areas: 1) Health and fitness—as a writer, presenter, teacher, and media consultant, 2) Sports Physiology—he is the director of the Institute for Hockey Research where his research focus is female hockey players. He also works with male and female hockey players and teams of all ages for on and off-ice performance enhancement; and he is the strength & conditioning coach for the USA Men’s Deaf Olympic hockey team, and 3) Occupational Physiology with a specialization in back injury prevention, pre-work warm-up, and ergonomics. Dr. Bracko is an active member with the American College of Sports Medicine serving on the ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition Planning Committee. He is a Fellow in the ACSM. He is an Associate Editor, and regular contributor, for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. And he was on the Board of Trustees from 2006-2009.

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