Kinesiology Professor to be Featured on Aug. 27th Episode of Stan Lee’s ‘Superhumans’ on History Channel

Published: August 25, 2014

Kinesiology Professor to be Featured on Aug. 27th Episode of Stan Lee’s ‘Superhumans’ on History Channel

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Frank Spaniol, Professor of Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will appear in his second episode of Stan Lee’s “Superhumans” on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 9 p.m. Central time on H2, an extension of the History Channel brand.

In the third season of “Superhumans, Lee, the legendary co-creator of X-Men™, Iron Man™, Spiderman™ and The Avengers™, and CCO/Founder of POW! Entertainment, scours the globe for the real-life counterparts to his comic book icons. The show is co-hosted by Stan Lee and Daniel Browning Smith – who has been dubbed the most flexible man in the world. The show takes viewers across continents over the course of the series to meet real life Superhumans.

During the episode, Spaniol served as an on screen sport science expert during a trip to Bangkok, Thailand, to analyze the skills of Kie Willis, a renowned free runner and parkour world champion from London, England.  

Spaniol, a national and international leader in sport science research, has traveled across the nation and around the world to share his expertise. He has published numerous articles in national and international journals and has been awarded more than 20 research grants for exercise science and instructional technology. In July 2009, Spaniol was honored as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Research Fellow for his expansive experience and national and international recognition as a sport performance researcher.

In each episode of “Superhumans,” individuals from all over the world undergo tests that may help to explain their amazing gifts. In this season, viewers will meet a man who can swim long distances while towing tons of weight behind him, earning him the nickname, “The Human Tugboat.” Also featured is an individual who has been dubbed “The Human Missile.” Other “Superhumans” include a man whose body is magnetic, another who can withstand deadly levels of cold, and a man who claims to have jaws as strong as a shark.

After the episode airs, the show will be available to view on the History Channel website. 

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