Chris Holder


Chris Holder
United States, California, San Luis Obispo
Strength and Conditioning
Martial Arts

Chris Holder comes to Breaking Muscle with over thirty years as an athlete and coach. A football player first and then spending his entire professional coaching career at the college level, Holder has been in love with everything weight lifting since he was a little boy.


Holder has an incredibly diversified training background that brings a unique product to his athletes. Known in many circles as a pioneer of kettlebell training at the college level, Chris opened the door in the early 2000s to break the mold and monotony of the traditional methods of training college student-athletes. He is a Master RKC and his preparation of football players for the NFL Combine has gained recognition from the NFL for years.


In his “other” life, Chris is a Doctor of Medical Qigong with an emphasis in oncology. Under the tutelage of legendary Kung Fu and Qigong Grand Master Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Dr. Holder has developed protocols to enhance every aspect of an athlete’s competitive life. Blending disciplines of both East and West, Holder has created a holistic training environment for his athletes and is at the forefront of Qigong research at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.