Paul, About.com's guide to Weight Training, is a qualified and registered personal trainer with a background of participation in a wide range of sports over many years including track sprinting, triathlon, marathon, hockey, tennis and baseball, and including some coaching. See my Google+.
Paul has combined writing and web publishing with professional practice in the fitness and health industry through his personal training company Wellness Workshop. He is a regular contributor and moderator of the Nut-Net nutrition group on Yahoo. He specializes in nutritional aspects of weight training and bodybuilding and pursues additional interests in the application of strength training to lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Paul is a registered personal trainer with Fitness Australia, the peak accreditation body, is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia, an accredited Heart Foundation Heartmoves instructor, an accredited diabetes trainer and is also a qualified workplace trainer.
By Paul Rogers:
Strength and conditioning and weight training activities have grown substantially in recent years -- and with them much information that is of great benefit and some that is controversial. My aim is to bring to the About.com Weight Training site information that you can rely on to be as accurate and current as possible. Weight training is increasingly an exercise of choice for many people, and only with safe, accurate and reliable information can you achieve the goals toward which you commit so much energy and enthusiasm.