The Hypertrophy Specialist

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training (muscle development and fat loss). He is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, and has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles.

Brad earned his masters degree in kinesiology/exercise science from the University of Texas at Permian Basin and his PhD at Rocky Mountain University where his dissertation focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed research articles on exercise and sports nutrition, as well as editing multiple textbooks and authoring several textbook chapters. He acts as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal, as well as serving on the editorial advisory board for numerous peer-reviewed exercise- and nutrition-related journals.

Brad is widely regarded as a „trainer of trainers.“ He is a tenured full professor in the Health Sciences Department at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, and serves as the Graduate Director of the Human Performance and Fitness program. Moreover, he is a dedicated mentor to young sports scientists, and has served as a chair or member on more than a dozen thesis and dissertation committees.

Brad is a best-selling author of multiple fitness books including The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 (Human Kinetics, 2021), which has been widely referred to as the „muscle-building bible,“ and Strong and Sculpted (Human Kinetics, 2016), which details a cutting-edge body sculpting program targeted to women. Brad also has authored the seminal textbook Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy (Human Kinetics, 2020), the first text devoted to an evidence-based elucidation of the mechanisms and strategies for optimizing muscle growth. In total, Brad’s books have sold over a half-million copies.