M.S., M.A., FACHE, ASCM-PT
Sprint 8® Cardio creator, author, Speed and Strength Coach at the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement
A certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, Phil Campbell works with athletes to improve speed and agility. He created the Sprint 8 program to bring the science of intensity training to cardio workouts. His regimen has been heralded in numerous publications, including Outside, Self and Oprah's O Magazine, which calls it the fastest-working workout. He details his findings - and the science behind them - in his book Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults. It is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking for more background on the Sprint 8 approach.
Campbell also spent two decades of his career as a senior hospital administrator. His familiarity with the healthcare system and his access to renown researchers and scientists enabled him to infuse his Sprint 8 training system with hard data. That, in turn, enabled him to optimize the program to achieve maximum results.
Campbell is also a USA Track and Field Masters title holder who won his age group in the 100-meter sprint at the 2000 Southeastern U.S. Championships. At the 2003 Masters Track & Field Tennessee Championships he took the top prize in the 200-meter sprint and discus throw, placed second in the 100-meter sprint and set the meet record in the javelin. He holds a black belt in Isshinryu Karate, and he competes in martial arts and weightlifting competitions.
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