Explosive Athletes Institute Founder

Siddharth Sharma

MSE Biomechanical Engineer

Originally founded by Siddharth Sharma, EAI’s team has grown to include many of the most well-respected professionals in the sport-specific performance industry. Sharma originally completed a Master’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering with emphasis in biomechanics.

Sharma has also served as a research assistant at the Arizona State University Human Motor Control Laboratory where he also co-authored several scientific publications. He has performed research at the prestigious Center-for-Orthopedic-Research-and-Education (CORE) Institute on human spine cadaver specimens studying lumbar biomechanics. In addition, he has worked alongside researchers and neurosurgeons at the world-renowned Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ studying lumbar disc prostheses and surgeries.

Through his research and academic background, Sharma has been pioneering cutting-edge test methods as well as statistical and analytical methods to evaluate athletes along with training regimens aimed at correcting biomechanical flaws for maximal performance and injury minimization. Over a decade ago, he first introduced and proposed the idea of integrating technology such as force platforms for basketball players into the NBA to one of the teams. Since then, force platform technology has become a cornerstone of medical and performance management and programming for players and teams throughout the league. Collegiate and other levels have adopted these methods as well.

He has worked with thousands of professional to amateur athletes ranging from the NBA to McDonald’s All-Americans, all who have seen immediate improvements in movement efficiency as well as overall performance and gone on to having career seasons. Additionally, he has been invited as a lecturer and speaker at many national and local seminars and events, including annually at the Pangos All-American Camp the past 7 years for the most elite amateur basketball players in the nation.

Sharma was raised and resides in Phoenix, AZ where his parents own and operate multiple vascular labs, and father practicing vascular surgery in the valley for over 25 years. In his free time he enjoys the Arizona outdoors, hiking, photography, and oil painting.

In addition, Sharma has been featured in major national sporting publications such as Dime Magazine where he was recognized as one of 4 major pioneers in the basketball training field.