BJ Leeper

TriDot Coach

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Bio

I graduated from The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2005 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and a USA Triathlon Coach. As a Physical Therapist, I specialize in comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes and have worked with numerous amateur and professional triathletes, duathletes, track and field athletes, marathoners, and ultrarunners. As an endurance coach and strength and conditioning specialist, I take pride and have a passion in leading endurance athletes to optimal performance through the use of science and real-life training applications that balance life, work and family. I am an avid triathlete myself and love spending time outdoors with my wife and 3 children, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Background

I competed as a multi-sport athlete at NCAA Division III Simpson College (Indianola, IA) from 1997-2001, setting an outdoor school record in the High Jump while also competing for the Simpson Storm basketball team. Since 2005, I have been working with age-group and elite level athletes in the world of rehabilitation and sports performance. Since 2010, my focus has shifted to specializing in the physiological testing and training of triathletes, working with numerous amateur and professional triathletes nationwide.

Philosophy

More and more individuals are entering into the world of triathlon and working harder and harder to improve their performance in the sport. These athletes are constantly working to improve their fitness by increasing their endurance, flexibility, strength, and power. Many of these triathletes are performing at a high-level, even though they are inefficient in their fundamental movements. Unknowingly, many athletes are layering fitness over dysfunction and predisposing their bodies to future injury. They create poor movement patterns, train around pre-existing problems, or simply do not attack their true deficits during their strength and conditioning programs. In today's evolving strength and conditioning market, athletes have access to a huge arsenal of equipment and workout programs. However, the best coaching, equipment, and programs cannot truly produce - if the fundamental weaknesses are not exposed. I have a passion to individualize each program to meet the needs of each athlete's primary deficits, making them faster, more efficient, and less injury prone. As a father of 3 young children, I also understand the importance of maximizing efficiency in training to balance family life while maintaining a competitive level of fitness. TriDot is the best platform out there to make this happen. Using research and data-analysis, I want to help athletes take the guesswork out of their training to maximize their ultimate physical potential and stay healthy.

Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Chemistry, Simpson College (2001)
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2005)

Certifications:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (2005)
Functional Movement Screen Certified (2010)
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, APTA (2012)
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified (2013)
USAT Level I Coaching Certification (2015)

Triathlon:
Multiple Age Group and Overall Podium Finishes
ESCAPE from Alcatraz Triathlon
ITU World Triathlon Chicago
US 5i50 Championships (9th AG, 2014)
Kansas 70.3
USAT Age Group National Championships (2016)

Success is peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction and knowing you’ve made the effort. Do the best of what you’re capable - John Wooden

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