Craig Valency

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Play With a Purpose: Setting Goals and Establishing the Purpose

September 28, 2016
Craig Valency, CSCS In part one, I wrote about the challenges of training children, and strategies to keep them engaged....

If I Could Only Do 3 Exercises…

September 13, 2013
By Craig Valency, CSCS Variety is the spice of life! But when it comes to strength training, there are a...

The Undertraining Epidemic: The Usual Suspects

December 30, 2012
Craig Valency, MA, CSCS We’ve talked about the madness of the more is better mindset in fitness training. It’s unlikely that compulsive, extreme...

The Dirty Dozen: A Metabolic Circuit

December 18, 2012
Craig Valency, CSCS Check out this high intensity metabolic circuit. When you’re short on time, this circuit will do the...
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Craig Valency, MA, CSCS


Craig Valency is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Craig earned his bachelor degree from UCLA and Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University.

Craig is a contributing author to the 2017 edition of the textbook of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for certified personal training, as well as the co-author of Powerful Play: The Ultimate Guide to the Foundations of Youth Fitness and Physical Literacy (2016). He has also published articles and numerous instructional YouTube videos on functional training. Craig was featured on a weekly fitness segment on the Spanish TV network Univision for the morning show, Despierta San Diego. He has also appeared as a fitness expert on Fox News in the Morning as well as being a fitness and health contributor to WebMD.

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