Hello! My name is Miguel Aragoncillo, and
I am currently working as a strength coach at Cressey Sports Performance in Massachusetts.
Prior to working at CSP, I was employed with Endeavor Sports Performance in New Jersey, and was working alongside Kevin Neeld and co, working with several types of athletes and individuals – namely private youth hockey organization and a private travel baseball organization, functioning as the strength coach in their Pennsylvania location.
When working with these athletes and clients, priority is taken to ensure quality movement is pursued, along with optimal exercise selection for that specific individual.
Many who read these bios expect a long and prolific athletic career riddled with letters and achievements in their respective sports.
I have had none of them, and I did quite badly at most sports during my adolescence.
However, with this weakness I turned it into a strength, as this allowed me the opportunity to try breakdancing at my own pace, with no rules and no boundaries to limit me.
- I disliked running, so soccer was fairly uncomfortable for me to complete to say the least.
- I remained the same height from the age of 15 on, so basketball was already a limited choice from a genetic standpoint.
- I also didn’t particularly enjoy getting hit in the mouth at age 12 when I was playing baseball, so I gave up that sport fairly quickly.
So, armed with my genetic limitations and lack of coordination, I stubbornly pressed on to breakdance my way to athleticism with time, effort, and determination.
Now, I take great pride in the work that I’ve devoted to helping dancers all along the east coast hosting multiple booths, workshops, and individual assessments, all while aiding individual dancers to prepare for a large spectrum of movements while preparing for performances and competitions.
I hold a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and Health Fitness Specialist certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. Further, I’ve received my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Temple University, located in Philadelphia, PA.
Click the above image to watch my most recent powerlifting meet!
Personally, I enjoy competing in the sport of powerlifting. I have competition bests of 407.5lb back squat, 233.5lb bench press, and 507.5lb deadlift in the 165lb weight class (USPA). In the 148lb weight class I have a competition best of 385lb back squat, 260lb bench press, and 485lb deadlift, winning my most recent meet.
While at Temple University, I created an official organization for bboys and dancers to collaborate and create movement under the title “Temple Bboys”. To this day, that organization has held several events to bring awareness towards and to further unify the local Philadelphia breaking scene.
Education, Certifications, and Other Contributions
- Graduated from Temple University in 2010 with Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Science
- Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist
- Certified by TRX Group Suspension Training Course Level 1 as a Group Instructor
- Attended and familiar with Postural Restoration Institute’s courses:
- MyoKinematic Restoration
- Pelvic Restoration
- Postural Respiration
- Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration
- Advanced Integration
- Provide content as a contributing writer for STACK.com
- Spoke at Virtua Center for HealthFitness conference on cardiopulmonary risks and strategies to avoiding heart issues
- Contributed bonus product “Maximal Tension for Maximal Results” in Eric Cressey’s newest book “High Performance Handbook” (October 2013)
- Presented a Workshop on Injury Prevention for Dancers at Temple University (November 2013)
- Sponsored a movement assessment table for Rhythm Spotlight XI, an annual dance even at Penn State (January 2014)
- Sponsored a booth for Enter the Dragon, an event at Drexel University (May 2014)
- Sponsored a booth for Silverback Open Championships in Philadelphia, PA (October 2014)
Keep it funky.
– Miguel Aragoncillo