Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton where he opened the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory (BMEP lab). He is currently focused on teaching classes (Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Designing Exercise Programs, Applied Strength and Conditioning, Athlete Assessment and Measurement, etc.) and running the BMEP lab which studies the acute responses and chronic adaptations of human skeletal muscle in response to high force/velocity/power and fatiguing exercise from the whole body, down to the individual muscle fiber and even into the individual DNA. His published research can be found here.
Andy also has a broad athletic background. He played football for Linfield College (2004 National Champions) where he met lifelong friend Doug Larson, was a two-time Captain, and immediate inductee into the “All Ugly” Team. After graduation, Andy and Doug attended the University of Memphis for the Maters Degree in Human Movement Sciences where they met Mike Bledsoe and the late Chris Moore which eventually lead to the formation of Barbell Shrugged, the top Health & Fitness Podcast in the world. This also marked the beginning of Andy’s pursuit of competitive weightlifting (culminating in a 7th place finish at the 2007 USA Weightlifting National Championships), mixed martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.