My name is Ruben Contreras Salazar, I was born in one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City. I completed a bachelor’s degree in international business from The Universidad del Valle de Mexico and business administration from the European University of Madrid, Spain.
From a very young age, my father introduced me to the world of sports, being American football the one that most attracted my attention. I had the opportunity to play many sports from childhood until I got to play semiprofesional football in Europe.
I was part of the athletics and basketball teams of high school and university, I played college football and finished my career playing 5 years as an import in different teams in Germany, Spain and Austria. As a coach, I have spent years studying and learning from some of the best football and strength and conditioning coaches in the world.
I have visited extremely incredible facilities and I have seen College Football Elite programs in the United States working at the highest level in the country.I have been a football and strength coach in countries like Mexico, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
During the last 15 years of my life I have dedicated myself to business, achieving success and recognition worldwide such as, having been chosen for Forbes magazine as the creator of one of the best Top 30 business models in 2016 or being included as one of the Top 50 Best Businessmen in Austria in 2015. But there is something fundamental that helped me achieve that success … the sport and its philosophy.
As a person, as an entrepreneur and coach, I base my life guidelines on three fundamental pillars; commitment, consistency and discipline. Pillars that I have been able to translate from the playing field to success in real life.
As a coach I have had the great opportunity to visit places like The original Track Town, University of Oregon, and one of the most recognized universities in the world, the University of California Berkeley and its football program.I have taken certifications in EXOS, record NFL 1st round picks and trained at the Michael Johnson Performance Center, one of the top producers of the fastest athletes in the world.Now through my Duck4 Performance platform I have decided to dedicate my full time to train all kinds of people and athletes who want to achieve a better level in their sport or daily activity.
For me, it is time to share so many years of learning and knowledge