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1Empirica Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and
2Theilen Strength Systems, Louisville, Kentucky
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Jason Martuscello is a research associate at Empirica Research, Australia, as well as a Lifestyle Architect for Fuel the Movement.
Nicholas Theilen is the founder and head strength and conditioning coach at Theilen Strength Systems, Louisville, Kentucky.