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About Charles Staley

Charles I. Staley, B.Sc., MSS, is a sports conditioning specialist and consultant based in Santa Barbara, California. A former martial arts competitor and trainer, Staley is also an Olympic weightlifting coach, as well as a master's level track and field competitor (discus event). He has coached elite athletes from many sports, including martial arts, boxing, track & field, football, Olympic weightlifting, and bodybuilding. Staley has written over 100 published articles, and has lectured extensively on the topics of human performance and sport training. He has recently authored a text on conditioning for the martial arts, and has several other books in the planning stages. Staley's award-winning web site (Fundamentals of Strength Training for Sport, located at is consistently ranked among the top 50 in the world in the health & fitness category. He may be reached at (800) 519-2492, or through the internet at [email protected].

MyoDynamics Seminar with Charles Staley
MyoDynamics Seminar with Charles Staley
(photo by Christopher Hess, SMAC)

A Note from Charles Staley...

When I was recently asked to contribute to, I went to take a peek, and I was highly impressed by the quality and professionalism of the site! Mesomorphosis is my only Question & Answer column on the internet, so if you'd like my personal input on a question, problem, or current issue, please send a note to [email protected], and stay tuned to Mesomorphosis for my response.

The best questions, from a Mesomorphosis point of view, are unique, specific, "real life" questions or problems involving strength & mass development, sports training (including flexibility & endurance development), and anabolic supplementation.

I'm very pleased to provide this service to dedicated athletes, and thank Mesomorphosis for providing me with this opportunity to serve. I am a teacher only if I have students, and I learn best by teaching. I look forward to your questions, and also to the challenge of answering them in a way that allows all of us to learn.

Articles by Charles Staley