Dan Jolley, MSc

Dan is a former personal trainer who now works as a lecturer and strength & conditioning coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, then began working as a personal trainer to fund his obsession with sport. After representing Australia in American football, he took up coaching, and completed a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. He was the head of strength and conditioning for Gridiron Australia for two World Championship campaigns (2011 & 2015) and has also coached in the WAFL (Australian football) competition and the Perth Scorchers (WBBL). He is currently completing his PhD in Educational Psychology at Curtin University in Perth where his interest is in the competence and confidence of fitness professionals. Be sure to check out his website at Critical Fitness and his Facebook page where he tackles pseudoscience in the fitness industry.

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Is Your Fitness “Expert” an Expert or Just Full of Sh*t? Here’s How to Tell

Editor’s note: Everyone’s a fitness expert these days…or so it might seem when scrolling through your social feeds loaded with “detoxes” and “cleanses.” But beyond the fake fitness news, alternative nutrition facts, and stage-managed social image crafting, what IS an expert anyway? A real expert who actually knows what they’re talking about. Who CAN you …

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CrossFit: An Independent Unbiased Review

CrossFit exploded onto the scene about a decade ago and since then has amassed a huge following – and a lot of criticism. But is this criticism fair and warranted? CrossFit helps a lot of people, so how can it be bad? In this guest post by professional strength and conditioning coach Dan Jolley, MSc, he takes …

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer – Using Science!

Choosing a personal trainer in 2017 can be a daunting experience. Who is best qualified to help you? Who will deliver excellent service in the most safe and effective way possible? In this post-truth age of social media-driven misinformation like “alternative facts” and “fake news,” lots of maverick trainers out there literally make up whatever …

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BioSignature Modulation For Spot Reduction? Fat Chance

Spot reduction. Friend only to infomercial ab blasters, thigh creams, and fat stripper pills. In this article, exercise physiologist Dan Jolley, MSc, reviews the scientific evidence on spot reduction and puts Charles Poliquin’s BioSignature Modulation claims under the microscope. Over to you Dan.   –Bill During my many years as a personal trainer I quickly got …

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