TESTIMONIALS

North America is full of “sport specific trainers and strength & conditioning coaches”, but in my experience Chris Munford is the most detailed and committed trainer, to his athlete’s development and injury prevention. Sport performance is about movement, not simply weight training. CSI provides its clients the highest level of sound training principals. I know that CSI trained athletes are developed, have a mental edge, and are durable.

Dwayne Cameron, Director of Collegiate Scouting – Calgary Stampeders, Canadian Football League (CFL)



When I first met Chris I was having recurring hamstring issues that were derailing me from reaching my goals. I had sought high-level assistance but had not found a solution to the problem. Chris tore into my underlying biomechanics, picked apart the way I was generating force and intelligently re-designed my biomechanics and strength training program. I have been consistently injury free in the 4-years I’ve been working with Chris and his on-going program design has been a big part of hitting new PBs every running season and in qualifying and competing in the Track and Field World Championships…and on to the Rio Olympics! Thanks Chris!

Chris Winter, Canadian National Team Olympic Steeple-chase runner, Canadian Cross-country champion (2015), World Track & Field Steeple Chase Competitor.



“Over a 25 year career Chris has developed a huge amount of personal knowledge into all aspects of elite high performance. Furthermore, having worked in all aspects of sport performance, across USA, Canada and Europe, Chris probably has one of the best global networks of experts there is. Not only are you getting access to Chris, you are getting access to a massive network of performance experts that he taps into….there isn’t a month that goes by that Chris and I aren’t remotely batting several high performance concepts around, to better optimize and integrate with each of our athletes.”

Dr. Trent Stellingwerff

Director of Innovation & Research – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific – Victoria, Canada

Director of Sports Medicine & Science – Athletics Canada (National Track and Field team)

ABOUT CHRIS MUNFORD

Possessing a unique blend of extensive experience (25 years) and education (European-based Masters degree), Chris Munford is internationally recognized as a leading expert and practitioner in the field of High Performance Sports Training. A former professional athlete himself, (6-year career in the Canadian Football League), Chris lectures and teaches performance coaches and medical practitioners around North America on sports performance and rehab strategies.

Professional-sports: The former inaugural Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, Chris currently consults directly with the performance and medical staff for NBA and NFL teams and works individually with NFL, NBA, CFL, NHL, MLB and DBL (Deutsche Bundesliege) athletes.

Amateur athletics: Chris has and continues to high performance train athletes who have competed in NCAA and CIS championships; athletes who have competed in 12 World Championships, 5 Olympic games, 5 Pan-AM games; and countless other provincial, state, national and international competitions in the sports of basketball, football, baseball, hockey, track & field, cross-country, field hockey, ice-hockey, volleyball, soccer, swimming and rugby.

A relentlessly driven sports performance scientist, Chris took a global approach to his education path. He did his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C., Canada), his Athletic Performance Specialist certification in San Francisco and is one of only a few North American who have attained a graduate degree in Sports performance in Europe– Masters for Athletic Movement and Conditioning – Frankfurt, Germany.

Munford on High Performance Sports Training: …the singular goal for sports training is to achieve the maximal possible result in the actual sport the athlete participates in. Training need be efficient and is only so if this maximal result is achieved with a minimal expenditure of energy and time. High Performance Sports training therefore must be painstakingly planned and executed with as much detail, relevant information and correct science-based application as possible. To do otherwise is perhaps to not train for High Performance.

Chris has a very unique blend that is rare to North American sports performance and runs a wide gamut.

Education:
A relentlessly driven sports performance scientist, Chris took a global approach to his education path. He did his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C., Canada), his Athletic Performance Specialist certification in San Francisco and is one of only a few North American who have attained a graduate degree in Sports performance in Europe– Masters for Athletic Movement and Conditioning – Frankfurt, Germany.

Pro Athlete:
As a young athlete Chris received scholarship offers in both football and basketball but ultimately choose football resulting in a 6-year career in the CFL, culminating in winning a Grey Cup with the Toronto Argonauts. While Chris is adamant in noting that his abilities were at best “average” at the professional level, the training to perform at a high level and the dealing with the various pressures of professional sport ranging from training camp competing for a job, to travel, to media scrutiny, have given him a ‘been there, done that’ insiders perspective of all that comes with being an elite athlete.

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