Craig Bongelli

craigThroughout my career I have had the good fortune of amassing a very unique education. Conventionally I am certified through the ISSA (International Sports Science Association) as both a strength and conditioning coach and a sports nutrition specialist. Outside of my formal education I have been mentored by the world’s top strength coach, Louie Simmons of WestSide Barbell, as well as the strongest man in history, Bill Kazmaier.

This pedigree has given me the opportunity to work with some extremely talented athletes including:

  • Multiple Boxing World Champions
  • Olympians
  • Ms. Fitness Olympia Competitors
  • Professional UFC Fighters
  • Top Amateur Athletes (from multiple sports) In Both Canada and the U.S.

The combination of education and experience has lead me to authoring How To Bang: Explosive Punching For Combat Athletes with a major contribution from top UFC Coach Brandon Gibson who coaches athletes such as: Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Alistair Overeem, Carlos Condit just to name a few.

Presently I split my time between working with a variety of clients at Lil’s, top athletes internationally and speaking at gyms, schools and conferences.