View Full Version : cscc-strength and conditioning course!?
15-01-2010, 01:06 AM
I have read that there are a few members on here that have attended the course, i was woundering on peoples thought on this course;
is it worth it?
have you started training others as a result of doin this course?
17-01-2010, 02:51 PM
It is worth doing the course especially if you are a trainer, although many who attended I beleive were competitors.
Its worth it because you are learning from JC Santana who is one of the best Strength & Conditioning coaches as far as MMA / combat is concerned.
If by 'noticed' you mean a recognized qualification, yes it is recognized by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (as JC Santana is one of the board members).
It is also worth it because it is the only (to my knowledge) MMA-specific conditioning course around (although there are others popping up now).
I was already training people but learning from JC has changed the way i think about some of my methods.
Hope this helps.
23-01-2010, 11:50 PM
It is definitely worth it even if you don't go on to train combat athletes.
I am now working with two MMA fighters which is something I have always wanted to do but I also use the concepts in my own training and also with the conditioning work I do with a Amateur Rugby League Team.
As justin say's it is a recognised qualification with the NSCA. However, if you want to get work as a S&C coach in other professional sports in the UK I would recommened gaining a full S&C qualification with the UKSCA.
The problem at the moment in the UK is that alot of fighters don't currently go out and look for a S&C coach or can't even afford one and even if they do as this qualification is new they don't look to see if they have the MMA-CSCC qualification. A lot rely on information they get from someone in their team or follow the myth that Justin recently wrote about that to be a good MMA S&C Coach you have to have been a good MMA fighter. Hopefully as the sport grows and more of us start to work with MMA fighters (even if its on a voluntary basis at first) the benefits will be recognised and the importance of getting a good S&C coach and good S&C advice and training will become paramount if you want to ensure you never a lose a fight due to poor conditioning.
Hope this helps.
Its also discussed in this thread http://www.cagewarriors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45937&page=2
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