Episode #93 with Chris Camacho – Prioritizing Training for a Short Camp

Chris Camacho is the strength and conditioning coach for UFC Champion, Daniel Cormier.  In today’s podcast we discuss how they developed and implemented a training program, when they only have a few weeks to prepare for the fight against Derrick Lewis.  Chris discusses priorities, scheduling, recovery and more…. Get a little behind the scenes on the Champ Champ’s recent training camp.


In Today’s Podcast, We Discuss:

  • Prioritizing Training Goals
  • Setting up a training schedule
  • Coordinating with other coaches
  • Maximizing recovery between sessions
  • Nutrition, Sleep and Time Off
  • Pool workouts, running and intervals
  • and much 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