Michael Palmieri


Michael is the Founder of The Institute of Sport Science & Athletic Conditioning, and the Director of Research & Performance at its Dominate Your Game! Training Facility. With his background and expertise in Biomechanics and a former competitive strength athlete, Michael has over two and a half decades of experience in the sport science industry.

Michael is currently pursuing his PhD in Human Performance at Concordia University, which is also where he attained his Master of Science degree in Exercise Science. His research interests lie in the application of biomechanical analysis of performance testing, and its application to need-specific program design. Michael is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a Sports Performance Coach certification through USA Weightlifting (USAW), which he attainted while attending the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He also holds Specialist certifications in Heavy Sports, Combat Sports, Tactical Athletes, Speed/Power, and Physique Athletes training

Michael has held several executive positions within the industry, including State Director for the NSCA, State Chair for the North American Strongman Corporation, a judge for the International Natural Bodybuilding Association, an adjunct professor in Exercise Science at a major university, and has operated in the capacity of Sport Science Consultant for several sport supplement companies. Furthermore, Michael is very involved with many research and application institutions, as well as with numerous sports teams, athletes, & franchises, and has presented multiple lectures around the country for various internationally recognized organizations.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Exercise Physiology
Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Movement Science/Physical Education


AES 6660 – Topics: Seminar in Sports Performance Training
AES 6560 – Spec Topics: Seminar in Human Movement Science


Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition