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Becoming One of the Best International Strength Coaches

Kostas Chatzichristos, the esteemed Performance Director of CSKA Moscow, has realized his lifelong passion for sports and become one of the leading strength coaches in professional basketball. With a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of Athens and a master's degree in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, Kostas has cultivated a deep understanding of his field. His dedication to continuous learning and holistic approach to athlete development sets him apart, as he recognizes the importance of addressing both physical and mental well-being. Kostas' inspiring journey serves as a testament to the power of hard work and following one's dreams in the ever-evolving landscape of sports performance.

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Kostas Chatzichristos

Kostas Chatzichristos is currently the Director of Performance at the Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow, being responsible for player athletic development and rehabilitation. The two times European Champion with CSKA has also acted as a strength and conditioning specialist in elite basketball teams in Europe (Olympiacos BC, Panionios BC) and the US (University of Georgia).
Kostas is also a co-founder at Performance22Lab, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and performance center – located in his hometown Athens, Greece – where he has been training athletes of all levels, ages, and different sports. He is mostly known for his ongoing work with professional basketball players, as he has worked with some of the best male and female basketball players of this generation helping them perform at their best or/and rehabilitate from injuries.
A frequent speaker at international and national educational events, Kostas has also authored numerous articles in fitness publications, has produced educational products for coaches, and has consulted sports federations and select teams on player athletic development. Every summer he runs a popular mentorship program, while P22Lab’s internship is a sought-after opportunity by young aspiring strength and conditioning professionals throughout Europe and Greece.
Kostas is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), holds a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, has been an intern at EXOS (former Athlete’s Performance) and a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science from the University of Athens.

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