Mike Mastell

Mike Mastell earned both his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and master’s degree in molecular biochemistry from Sacred Heart University. He is a lightweight professional strongman and became the youngest overall national champion in 2011 at age 21. Mastell holds various overhead press records, including the national log press record. He has competed in a number of world championships and traveled abroad for competition. He studied strength and conditioning under professional strongman Elliot Hulse and World’s Strongest Man competitor Derek Poundstone. Mastell has handled the strength programming and nutrition for several national and international-level strength athletes. He is currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Punch Gym in Norwalk, CT.