Mike Tromello

Mike Tromello

Mike Tromello is a graduate of Occidental College. After graduating, he played for the Gefle Red Devils American football team of Sweden, and also served as the organization's defensive coordinator and head strength & conditioning coach. Over the years, Tromello has accumulated numerous strength & conditioning jobs and published a book — Building the Beast: A comprehensive Guide to Adolescent Strength & Conditioning. He's coached a number of high-level weightlifting and CrossFit athletes, including: Crystal Riggs, Margie Rivas, Hunter McIntyre, Bill Grundler, James Grundler, Dan Wells, and members of Team Torrance Training Lab.

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