Rachel Straub, MS, CSCS

Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, Biomechanist, Certified Strength, and Conditioning Specialist.

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  • PhD in biokinesiology (with a focus on biomechanics)
  • Third master’s degree in biokinesiology (with a focus on biomechanics) from the University of Southern California
  • Master’s degrees in exercise physiology and nutritional sciences from San Diego State University
  • BA in chemistry with university and research honors


  • Co-author of scientific papers in the fields of biomechanics, sports medicine, nutrition, and computational chemistry

Professional Accomplishments

  • Published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Nutrition Research, and Physical Biology and other journals


  • Certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association


Rachel Straub is the co-author of Weight Training Without Injury, a multi-award-winning book, and has been featured in publications such as Bustle, Psychology Today, WebMD, Livestrong, Prevention, MindBodyGreen, and Women’s Health Magazine. Rachel, a skilled investor, currently co-manages extensive brokerage accounts that are outperforming benchmark indices such as the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite.