Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS is a Fitness Specialist at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology at Eastern University. Giandonato previously served as the Manager of Health Promotion and Wellness at Drexel University, where he assisted with the implementation of the university's award winning A HEALTHIER U campaign while overseeing recreational fitness programs. He is a former STACK Expert of the Month.

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A Dumbbell Chest Workout to Build Strength and Size

Ever hit the weight room to find all the benches occupied? Or maybe your partner never showed up to spot you? Fear not, because you can still get a ...

How to Prevent a Meniscus Injury

The ligaments are always mentioned during discussions of knee injuries. But other structures in the knee are also susceptible to injury. A study ...

Like to Bench? Do These Exercises to Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Venture over to your local gym on Monday evening and you might tap into the festivities surrounding what many coaches and trainers affectionately ...

Prevent Common Basketball Injuries With These Exercises

A well-rounded basketball training program incorporates preventative measures to ward off injuries that are prevalent in the sport. This is critical...

ACL Facts Athletes Need to Know

The possibility of a knee injury looms ominously throughout an athlete's career. The most dreaded, the ACL tear, is known for robbing players of the...

Strong and Mobile Hips, Part 3: Hip Strength

Part 1 of this series explained why the hip joint is so important. In Part 2, we discussed why it's vital to regularly improve hip range of motion...

Strong and Mobile Hips, Part 2: Hip Flexibility

Tight hips may not seem like a big deal to you, but poor hip flexibility can cause serious performance problems, such as reduced agility, speed an...

Strong and Mobile Hips, Part 1: Introduction

Without question, the hips are the most important joints for athletic performance. They are the most powerful joints in the body, providing the primar...

How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, Part 3: Rotator Cuff Strength

In Parts 1 and 2 of our series on How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, we discussed the importance of improving mid-back (thoracic spine) mobility ...

How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, Part 2: Shoulder Stability

As an athlete, your shoulder is one of your most often used joints. It suffers the brunt of contact from tackles, body checks and simply falling t...

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