Julian LoCasto is the Director of Nutrition and a Strength Coach at Challenger Strength. He has helped serve numerous roles as a strength coach since joining on with Challenger Strength in 2018 and has since become a certified nutrition coach serving as the head of Challenger Strength Nutritional Services.
Julian also has studied under, and is certified by industry legends Joe DeFranco and James Smith. As a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist he specializes in athletic, performance, pre-movement preparation, strength, power, speed, core training, program design, and mental toughness, all built on the seven pillars of athletic performance. Aside from being a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist, he is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, with a background in personal training, general fitness, and hypertrophy/body transformation.
In addition, Julian has a B.S.B in Biology from Caldwell University, and is PN Level 1 Certified in Sports Nutrition. Julian has experience competing in the NPC Bodybuilding Federation, placing as high as 2nd overall in his respective classes, as well as competing in both basketball and lacrosse at the high school and collegiate level.