Charles Poliquin is a native of Ottawa, Canada. While completing graduate studies in Exercise Physiology in Canada, Charles began coaching athletes, a career move that has resulted in hundreds of medals, wins and personal bests of many elite athletes. He is known worldwide for producing faster athletes. When a country wants a Gold medal, they come to Charles. Charles Poliquin is recognized as one of the Worlds most successful strength coaches, having coached Olympic medalists in twelve different sports including the US female track and field for the Olympics 2000. An accomplished author, he has written for several publications, both paper and online, such as: Muscle Media 2000, Bodybuilding.com, Iron Man, Huffington Post, Flex, Muscular Development, T-Nation, Muscle and Fitness and Sports Review, on top of producing many manuals for his international training certifications and several books. Some of his client athletes include: David Boston, NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver; Al MacInnis, Retired NHL defenseman, Norris Trophy winner; Joe Nieuwendyk, Florida Panthers, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, Stanley Cup winner; Chris Pronger, Anaheim Ducks, Stanley Cup winner; winner of Norris and Hart Trophies; Dwight Phillips, Olympic Gold Medalist long jumper; and the Canadian short-track speed-skating team.