Coach Pak Androulakis-Korakakis

BSc, PhD

Pak did his PhD in Sports Science at Solent University (UK) on the topic of “the minimum effective training dose for strength.” His research focuses on “what is the least a powerlifter can do and still get meaningfully stronger?” as well as muscle strength & strength sport performance. Pak has worked for over 4 years with powerlifters and recreationally active individuals looking to get stronger and improve their body composition.

About Pak

 

I fell in love with strength training when I was 16 years old and it changed my life. My passion for strength training and nutrition kept growing since then and that eventually led me to pursuing a career as an educator and researcher in sports science.

I developed a passion for coaching during the first years of my academic career where I helped fellow lifters and friends with their strength training and nutrition. As I discovered how much I loved coaching, I started working with competitive powerlifters, recreationally active individuals, and athletes to gain experience and further develop my skillset.

I believe that a genuinely and truly evidence-based approach to training and nutrition should be guided by the current available scientific evidence as well as professional experience while factoring in individual preferences and idiosyncrasies. As a coach, my aim is to create a collaborative atmosphere, based on the consolidation of my experience and your feedback, which in turn will generate an adaptive plan of action that best suits your goals.

Education

  • 2013-2016 – Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Fitness & Personal Training (sports science + practical modules) from Solent University (UK)
  • 2018-2021 – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sports Science at Solent University (UK).
  • Topic: “The minimum effective training dose required to increase 1RM strength in powerlifters”

Academic Experience

  • Teaching
    • 2016 – 2021 Associate Lecturer in Sport Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning & Research Methods at Solent University (UK)
    • 2019-2020 Associate Lecturer in Sport Nutrition & Physiology of Sport Performance at Winchester University (UK)
  • Research
    • 2016 – Currently Researcher at Solent University
    • Research Interests: Muscle strength, exercise performance & strength sports
    • Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patroklos-Androulakis-Korakakis

Coaching Experience

  • Powerlifting athletes competing at the national & international level including a few 1st place finishers at national level competitions & a few national records (UK)
  • Recreationally active individuals & athletes aiming to increase muscle strength & improve their body composition

What to expect

  • An individualized, evidence-based training and/or nutrition plan
  • A collaborative & supportive atmosphere
  • Frequent check ins and communication – From daily to weekly (depending on preference & goals set)

What Pak's clients say:

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