Athletic performance

Coach Chris Munford chairs an elite High Athletic Performance Coaches’ round table in San Diego

Last time we caught up with elite athlete performance Coach, Chris Munford, he was excited about being asked to moderate a small roundtable of several other international calibre athletic performance practitioners. Taking place at his new EGO maximized performance training facilities in Carlsbad, CA, Munford and Olympic performance coaches from five different countries gathered together to bandy about all things sports performance related. In being invited to attend, each participant in this high-profile discussion was asked to pre-submit brief unpublished position papers to Coach Munford on various...

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Internationally Renowned Coach, Chris Munford to be Regularly Featured on U-T TV

July 12, 2013 Internationally renowned high performance coach Chris Munford will be featured in a regular sports performance segment on 'The Sports Page' on U-T TV, a local television network in San Diego, California. Munford, founder of EGO Performance Training, specializes in training athletes of an elite caliber or athletes who strive to be of an elite caliber. The segment will hosted by longtime sports journalist Kevin Acee. “I like how U-T San Diego has an intimate connection with the southern California population,” Munford said. “It’ll help me connect with my new adopted...

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Sport Specialization and an early Age: Is it a good idea?

This article was published in Chill Magazines Dec '11 issue. Recently an acquaintance of mine emailed me a request regarding his two children aged 10 and 12: Could I assess his kids to determine which one sport they should participate in and train for? I gnashed my teeth and sighed to myself; you see, as a sports performance coach for elite, or soon to be elite athletes, I get about 10 such requests per week by parents who seem to want to stream their kids into one and only one sport at an early age. My teeth have become ground to the roots because those requests, while mostly well meaning,...

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Which training type is “best”; perhaps a better question is “why?”

Of late (and really not so ‘of late’), there has been much spirited discussion in regards to which form of training produces the best results. In terms of resistance training, questions abound as to whether Strength and Conditioning coaches should be choosing Olympic lifts as opposed to old-fashion style power lifts, as opposed yet again to exercises which involve lighter, balance-challenging loads that have been grouped in under ‘functional’ training. In the realm of ambulatory training, debate stems from whether to use extended linear training as opposed to multi-directional agility...

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