EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES
MASTER OF SCIENCE
- Exercise and Nutrition
University of Tampa (2016)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
- Athletic Training
Stony Brook University (2015)
- Athletic Trainer (ATC)
- Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN)
Christopher Barakat has helped many individuals reach their goals and exceed their expectations of what they can accomplish. He is a graduate of the Exercise and Nutritional Science Masters program at University of Tampa, an adjunct professor teaching various courses on nutrition, exercise fundamentals, and supplementation. He is also a published scientist who continues to study how to optimize body composition through training and nutritional interventions under Dr. De Souza in the Human Performance Lab.
Chris will always continue to strive to grow as a coach, learn from others in the industry, interpret new scientific findings, and use his experiences to better himself and those around him.
Chris is also a competitor himself with 3 contest prep seasons under his belt. He started competing as a teenager in 2011 and was successful out the gate winning his novice bantamweight class as well as the teen division at the INBF Long Island Experience. He then competed in 2013 and won the Open Lightweight and Juniors division at the INBF Northeast America. In 2017, Chris competed at the 2017 NPC Tampa Bay Classic where he won his Classic Physique Class and Open Middleweight class. He then competed in his home turf at the 2017 INBF Hercules Championships where he finished 2nd in the Open Lightweight Class. He then flew across the country to California to compete at the INBF Muscle Mayem and also finished in 2nd place in the Open Lightweight Class there.
Although Chris’ primary goal is to ensure his athletes on Team Competitive Breed maximize their potential and bring their best, his competitive endeavors are nowhere near done! No specific contest date is set, but Chris will be back on stage to compete and earn his Natural Pro Status in due time!