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About the Author Jim Stoppani, PhD, received his doctorate in exercise physiology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. After graduation, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the prestigious John B. Pierce Laboratory and department of cellular and molecular physiology at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in muscle tissue. For his groundbreaking research he was awarded the Gatorade Beginning Investigator in Exercise Science Award in 2002 by the American Physiological Society. From 2002 to 2013 Stoppani was senior science editor for

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Jim Stoppani

Stoppani has written thousands of articles on exercise, nutrition, and health. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller "LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle" (Rodale, 2010) as well as "Stronger Arms & Upper Body" (Human Kinetics, 2009) and "PrayFit" (Regal 2010) . He is also coauthor of the chapter "Nutritional Needs of Strength/Power Athletes" in the textbook "Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements"(Humana Press, 2008) . Dr. Stoppani is the creator of the popular training and nutrition programs Shortcut to Size and Shortcut to Shred, as seen on bodybuilding.com. Dr. Stoppani has been the personal nutrition and health consultant for numerous celebrity clients, such as LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Mario Lopez, and Chris Pine.

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