Bio For David Sandler, MS, FNSCA, FISSN
David Sandler, MS, FNSCA, FISSN


David Sandler is the Senior Director of Education and Performance for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Sandler has authored 6 books: Sports Power, Weight Training Fundamentals, The Resistance Band Workout Book, Plyo Power, and Strength Training Everyone, Fundamental Weight Training as well as having developed dozens of exercise videos including 3 coaching developmental videos titled Plyometrics Training, Speed and Power Training, and Vertical Jump Training. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Miami where he was the former Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and head of Baseball during their 1999 National Championship season. He was an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sports Science for 6 years at Florida International University where he developed and directed the Strength and Conditioning education curriculum before moving on to Florida Atlantic University for 1 year. Sandler has been a strength and conditioning coach and consultant for more than 20 years working with some of the world’s best athletes. He is a highly sought after presenter with more then 300 International, National and Regional lectures to his credit. David has published more than 20 scientific articles and abstracts and more than 200 articles in power, strength and fitness training for various magazines and literature. Sandler was the Chairman of the Conference Committee and former Florida and Nevada State Director for the NSCA. He is the Chairman of The Arnold Strength Training Summit at the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. He is a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutritionists. Additionally he regularly serves in a developmental capacity for other top fitness organizations, equipment manufacturers, and professional sports franchises. Sandler has been the lead exercise and sports physiologist for more then 40 episodes of television for National Geographic’s series Fight Science, Super Strength, the Science of Steroids, and Impossible Science, and the Emmy Award winning Sport Science series on Fox Sports Network. In addition, Sandler was the Science Advisor and Sports Physiologist for Jesse James is a Dead Man, the series, with Spike TV. He is a regular column author, consultant and 10 year member of the advisory board for Muscle and Fitness Magazine as well as other mainstream fitness publications and regularly acts as an expert for more than a dozen top publications. He was a former powerlifter and 3 time US National Bench Press Champion and his research focuses on strength and power development.