Prior to joining the Athletic Mentors team, Tyler Dundore spent almost three years serving as an intern or strength and conditioning coach in both the high school and private settings. This included an internship at Cressey Sports Performance in Massachusetts. In these roles, he designed and implemented or helped implement a variety of training programs for mobility, strength, power, and conditioning for middle school through professional baseball players, as well as adult fitness programs and a variety of sports at the high school level. Tyler also has helped coach Olympic weightlifters to national level weightlifting competitions.
Tyler also currently is pursuing his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Western Michigan University and also plans to continue his education as a Ph.D. student there starting in the Fall of 2020. His thesis will be completed in the Spring of 2020 and is titled “Interval Training Using the Lactate Retention Method: A Pilot Study.” Tyler is also a graduate assistant at WMU where he teaches an exercise physiology lab and a variety of other exercise-related classes.
Tyler earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Grand Valley State University in 2018. Here, he co-authored a research paper titled “Effect of Bench Press Load Knowledge on Repetitions, Rating of Perceived Exertion, and Attentional Focus” which is published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Tyler is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach.
Growing up in Kalamazoo, MI, Tyler grew up playing baseball, hockey and a variety of other sports. He advances his passion for athletics by helping others in their physical and mental preparation for competition. Tyler is a fitness enthusiast and actively competes in both endurance and strength sports in addition to other recreational sports.