Discover E: Pushing for the Podium

When Jeni McNeal, PhD, began her college career, she had every intention of becoming an archeologist, but today, instead of digging up and discovering old bones, she’s doing everything she can to keep the bones of some of the most elite athletes in the world in tip-top shape.

When she’s not teaching exercise and sports science at Eastern Washington University, McNeal is primarily focused on performance analysis and enhancement in elite and talented-selected athletes. She currently is the lead strength and conditioning consultant for the U.S.A. Diving National Team, and is the vice chair of research for the U.S. Elite Coaches Association for Women’s Gymnastics.

CONTINUE READING THE FULL STORY OF HOW JENI McNEAL HELPS AMERICAN ATHLETES AVOID AND RECOVER FROM INJURY, IN DISCOVER E, THE RESEARCH MAGAZINE OF EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY.