When guys like Luke Rockhold, Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier trust you, then you must be doing something right. In today’s podcast we talk with strength coach, Chris Camacho, and discuss his start as an athlete, transition to strength coach and his path from Tennessee to California. Chris uses his experience and education to give his athletes and advantage over the competition.
In this episode we discuss:
- Youth athletics
- Growing up wrestling and boxing
- Nashville to California and back again
- Working with Daniel Cormier
- Peaking for Competition
- Using tech to monitor progress
- and more!
Chris’ athletic career began in high school, where his participation in multiple sports and martial arts started earning him some impressive accolades, including being named an all-league, all-county CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) football and Track & Field player as well as an all CIF wrestler. As he moved on to college, he became an all-American strong safety at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga well leading the NCAA in solo tackles in 2007.
Chris then threw his love for competition into coaching elite athletes, learning under the guidance of NCAA Coaching Hall of Famer Kurt Hester during the remainder of his time in Tennessee. He’s since earned many certifications including USAW, NASM-CPT, FMS, CrossCore Master Trainer, Ugi Master Trainer, and an AFNA Kettlebell Certification.
Chris came to California as the Director of D1 Training Santa Clara and a Board Member of Program Development and Design, where he implemented training programs for all 28 D1 facilities nation wide. He’s coached athletes from UFC Champion Daniel Cormier to tennis great Pete Sampras. Know he serves as the The Sports Performance Program Coordinator at GloveWorx.
Stay in touch with Chris here:
Instagram –> @camacho100