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Conrad Earnest

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Full nameConrad P. Earnest
Date of birthDecember 20, 1957(age 59)
Place of birthWoodstock, New York, United States
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Conrad Earnest is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who is a world renowned exercise physiologist. He spent two seasons in the American Soccer League.

Earnest began playing soccer at the age of 16. Within two years he earned high school All New York State/All-American status. He began playing collegiate soccer at Ulster County Community College winning the Junior College National Championship in his second year. Earnest then attended the University of Akron. During his time at Akron, Earnest was twice awarded NCAA Division I player of the week honors.

Following college, he played in the American Soccer League with the New York Eagles and the Cleveland Cobras. He later returned to the University of Akron where he earned his masters degree in exercise science. He completed his education after receiving a Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University. After working for several years at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, he became the Director of Exercise Biology [ at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Overall, the focus of his scientific research centers on the benefits of exercise in clinical patients at risk for or present with various metabolic diseases. In addition, he has published a variety of studies examining the use of nutritional supplements aimed at improving sports performance, as well as different health outcomes. With respect to the high performance athlete, Earnest has published several notable papers with colleagues from Spain examining the physiologic characteristics of professional cyclists competing in the three-week Grand Tours of cycling: The Tour de France Tour de France, Giro d'Italia Giro d'Italia, and the Vuelta a España Vuelta a España.

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