Southern California State Clinic - ONLINE

Learn, participate and network with colleagues while earning CEUs. Hosted by the state/provincial directors and regional coordinators, this local event brings cutting-edge research and application to your backyard.

August 28, 2021 | 0.7 CEUs Category A



The NSCA wants to assure you that your health, safety and well-being is our highest priority. We have determined it best to hold the event online via Zoom. We will notify you by e-mail with more details. Please visit the link below for Zoom Instructions.

**Registration will close August 27th, 12pm Mountain Time. **

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Hosted by:
Whitney Leyva, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC


Event Itinerary - Saturday, August 28 - Pacific Time Zone
7:30 AM - 7:50 AM
Online Check-in
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Performance Training During Pregnancy and Postpartum: Trimesters One Through Four
by Vanessa Moreno, PhD, CSCS,*D

1. Benefits for mom and prenatal: Short- and long-term benefits
2. Trimesters 1-4: Maximizing pregnancy comfort, reducing pain, preparing for labor and postpartum: Safe positions, optimal exercises and ones to avoid, Heart rate and training, Training Variables, Pelvic floor emphasis, Trimester 4 (postpartum): training differences between labor delivery
3. Common topics with pregnancy: Diastasis: TA vs RA, Diabetes
4. Stretching for optimal positions (pre labor) and back pain relief

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Velocity Based Training: Applied Evidence-Based Practice
by Antonio Squillante, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
The 52 Week-a-Year Combat Athlete: A Rational Approach to Weight Management in MMA
by Matteo Capodaglio, PharmD, MS, CISSN

Making weight in combat sports has always been a highly debated topic. The process was previously perceived as a brief but significant hurdle immediately preceding weigh-ins, whereas now it is a 52-week process that emphasizes balance and periodization. Discussion will include:
-Illustrating the significance of extending weight management procedures to 52 weeks vs. immediately before weigh-ins
-Importance of balance and periodization in weight loss
-Exploring the multidisciplinary team approach and its benefits in combat sports

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Strategies to Target the Undervalued Ergogenic Aid of Sleep in Elite Athletes
by Matthew Crawley, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC

1. Describe the contextual challenges of sleep deprivation and hygiene strategies
2. Provide access to resources, educational materials and guidelines for sleep health
3. Use athlete case studies to provide information with performance planning
4. Discuss the need for a practitioners toolbox for sleep health

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch Break
12:35 PM - 1:25 PM
Your Legs in 30! Use All the Planes of Motion to Get the Best Out of Your Training
by Cem Eren

The primary focus of this presentation will be correct movements, paths using dumbbells, cable system, bodyweight etc. 

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Biomechanical Effects of Different Trends in Strength Training
by Kevin Valenzuela, PhD, CSCS

The goal of this presentation is to discuss how different trends in the strength training field impact the biomechanical performance of the athletes. The presentation will cover the effects of lifting barefoot versus in shoes, the use of knee wraps/sleeves, and the use of weight belts.

2:25 PM - 3:15 PM
Grow Your Gym Blueprint: 7 Practical Steps to Establish You Niche, Grow a Community, and Build the Business of Your Dreams
by Joshua Graves

"Inspire" your members to get back to adventure. Coach Josh Graves will share his 7 step system to teach you how to use adventure racing and fitness events to grow your brand, build your community, and fill your gym with new members. This is a course in marketing, operations, and networking for fitness professionals.


Thru Aug 17 After Aug 17
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $95 $130


  • Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment
  • Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone. A 50% refund will be granted on or before the early registration date. NO REFUNDS will be given after the early registration date. 

    You can submit your request to:  

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the online event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording within 1 week after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    If I miss some of the online event will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance? 
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event? 
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register. 

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.

  • Online Platform

    Zoom - Instructions HERE

    Your Zoom invitation will be sent to the email in your NSCA account the week prior to the event.  Be sure to check your spam folder.


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