James T. Griffing

Internet site: www.ExRx.net


M.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology & Psychology), Kansas State University (KSU), May 1996.

B.S. Exercise Science, Kansas State University (KSU), May 1991.

Work Experience

Internet Publisher / President, (Dec. 1996 - Present) ExRx.net, LLC, KC, MO

Fitness Trainer, (Nov. 2001 - April 2002 & April 2003 - April 2005) YMCA, Olathe, KS.

Fitness Director, (April 2002 - March 2003) YMCA, Bonner Springs, KS.

Fitness Trainer, (Nov. 2001 - April 2002) Jewish Community Center, Overland Park, KS.

Fitness Trainer, (Dec. 1999 - Nov. 2001) Prairie Life Center, Overland Park & Olathe, KS.

Fitness Director, (June 1996 - Dec 1999) Athletic Club of Overland Park, Overland Park, KS.

Graduate Teaching Assistant / Fitness Director, (Jan. 1993 - May 1996) Dept. of Kinesiology, KSU, Manhattan, KS.

Peer Fitness Educator, (Sept. 1989 - Feb. 1991) Lafene Health Center, KSU, Manhattan, KS.

Resource Manager, (June 1985 - Feb. 1987) University Information Center, KSU, Manhattan, KS.

Weight Training Instructor, (July 1983 - July 1984) McPherson YMCA, McPherson, KS.

Related Activities

KSU Campus Advisory Board on Substance Abuse, Former member.

1990 Mr. Kansas, National Physique Committee (NPC) of the USA.

Subjects of Expertise

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Skill Development
  • Fitness Testing
  • Biomechanics
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Weight Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Drugs in Sports
  • Special Populations
  • Injury Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Wellness Counseling
  • Aerobic Training
  • Exercise Adherence

Selected Testimonies for ExRx.net

I would like to thank you, James and your peers, for putting together THE best web site on exercise, lifting, and nutrition on the Internet. I am thoroughly impressed and absolutely love your website. I teach Physical Education for health and fitness in So Cal, both lecture and group exercises courses, and I recommend your web site to my students every single semester. I feel your web site offers not only factual information, but a philosophy of training I certainly live and teach by. I especially like that peer reviewed references are used as support for all the information offered. I value any kind of source that uses science to support their information, and offer information not only about advanced training, but also on general health without making sensationalized anecdotal claims about progress. Your web site is to notch! Thank you for taking a leadership role in our field of study, and spreading the word of good health to all on the Internet.

Henry L Perry, Instructor Physical Education & Health, West Los Angeles College

We refer to your website quite a bit in several of our classes. Thanks for keeping the website simple and easy to use, yet factual (and not gimmicky!).

Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, Ph.D., ACSM EP-C, Applied Physiology Program, Teachers College - Columbia University (New York, NY)

Love your site. I use it in my exercise testing the Rx class at Chico State. Keep up the good work!

Scott Roberts, Ph.D., FACSM, Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, CSU (Chico, CA)

I am writing to notify you that your website has been identified by Lecturers and Library staff as a key learning resource to support students studying on the National Diploma in Sports course. As such we have bookmarked your site within our internet gateway (or within teaching materials) in order that the students can readily access your site.

Wiltshire College (England, United Kingdom)

Congratulations on an outstanding site. I was teaching my year 12 Physical Education class Kinesiology and came across your site and couldn't believe my good luck.

Patrick Leane, Faculty Head of Health & Physical Education, Xavier College (Melbourne, Australia)

I am a Human Anatomy professor in South Carolina and I teach predominantly pre-med and nursing students. I really enjoy your website. It contains some of the most accurate and interesting information on the skeletal muscles and their actions. Your links between the pictures of the muscle locations and their actions is extremely helpful. I use it in my class to demonstrate not only where the muscles are located but to show them the videos of these muscles in use. The students love it and it helps them understand class material much better. Plus they see how these muscles are used in everyday activities.

Tamatha Barbeau, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Francis Marion University (South Carolina)

What a terrific website! Easy to navigate, and full of competent information. Thank you so much to all involved. I have been directing patients and class attendees to the site for a couple of years now.

Rick Bennett, RD CNSD, Department of Health Education, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Oakland, CA)

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