Derek Reasch

Derek Reasch

Derek Reasch is a certified nutrition and strength and conditioning coach with experience at the collegiate and private levels. He has an M.S. in Kinesiology and a B.S. in Exercise Science. He has an elite total in several weight classes as a competitive powerlifter. He's an online coach and runs an apparel business, Reaschmode Athletics. When he's not writing or training, he spends time with his new daughter or rewatches Rocky IV. You can connect with him on InstagramLinkedIn, and Facebook. 
  • Education:
    • Master's degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from Utah Valley University
  • Certification:
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from NSCA
    • Fitness Nutrition Specialization from NASM
    • Personal Trainer Certification from ACTION

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