Who is Matt Rhea and why should you trust Matt Rhea with your heart-rate training needs? That sounds like a reasonable question.
Dr. Rhea completed a PhD at Arizona State University in exercise science. He has completed over 50 studies on a variety of exercise and sport science topics. He has presented at national and international conferences, including at the National Strength and Conditioning Association conferences, the International Olympic Committee’s World Congress on Sport Sciences, and the International Conference on Strength Training.
He was awarded the Outstanding Young Investigator award by the NSCA in 2008. His research has been highlighted in Mens Health, Muscle Media, Athletic Management, PFP Magazine, Shape, and Flex Magazine.
Dr. Rhea has served as a consultant to some of the leading exercise and sport science
organizations including the Phoenix Suns, Athletes Performance, San Francisco Giants, Arizona State University football, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and Phoenix Fire Department.
He is on the editorial staff for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Strength and Conditioning Journal, and the NSCA Performance Training Journal.
He is an avid runner and mountain bike enthusiast and enjoys coaching youth athletes. He currently operates a 10,000 square foot sports conditioning facility in
Logan, Utah, where he trains athletes of all ages and continues to develop the RACE Rx system.
Matt and his wife of 15 years, Kellie, have 5 boys. They are avid baseball players and enjoy the outdoors.
Hope that answers your question!