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Ken Joins Eleiko USA
Ken Leistner is an American strength training writer, personal
trainer, strength consultant for the National Football
League, and chiropractor. He is often known as "Dr.
Ken". Starting in August, Dr. Ken will begin writing a
series of articles about the history
of powerlifting, weightlifting and strength training. Be sure to come back each month on the
first to read new new installment.
More About Dr Ken:
Dr. Ken Leistner, for decades
a concerned voice in the powerlifting community as a competitor,
trainer, judge, national athletes' representative, and administrator,
was the Feature Editor, monthly columnist, and the author of
articles ranging from training advice to political commentary
for POWERLIFTING USA Magazine. With over 1000 published
articles in the area of strength enhancement and injury prevention
and rehabilitation, Dr. Ken was asked to edit or rewrite the
rulebook for two of Powerlifting's major federations.
high school teacher, administrator, and coach, he produced
a significant number of Division One athletes in football and
track and field at Malverne, N.Y. High School. Fortunate to
personally train scores of high school, collegiate, professional,
and Olympic athletes, including World Champion and 1996 400
Meter High Hurdles Olympic Gold Medal Winner Derrick Adkins,
Dr. Ken and his wife Kathy, an Exercise Physiologist, have
served as consultants to numerous university athletic programs
and NFL coaching staffs.
While many in the sport know the Leistners
through their Steel Tip Newsletter of the 1980's, many articles,
and former ownership of the National and World Championship
winning Iron Island Gym, Dr. Ken is as well known for
his contributions to the Chiropractic treatment protocols first
used at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the design and
prototyping of Nautilus and Hammer Strength equipment dating
back to the early-1970's. Kathy Leistner has been honored
for her professional photography work, especially in the lifting
sports, and has won numerous awards for her work.