Southwest Regional Conference

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.

April 27, 2024 | San Diego, CA | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Point Loma Nazarene University
9055 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92123

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


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 27
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Strength & Conditioning for Cyclists: The Road to Success
by Kristen Snyman, PhD, CSCS,*D
  • Identify needs analysis for road cyclists (energy systems, functional muscle groups/actions)
  • Quantify performance changes using critical power, aerobic capacity, efficiency, and durability
  • Learn program planning strategies to prepare for an event: key considerations with intensity/volume (cycling) and targeted resistance training
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
The Benefits of a LTAD Model in the Private Sector
by Roman Escandon, CSCS

This presentations will include a brief overview of how LTAD is an optimal technical, interpersonal, and professional (business) model for private programs and facilities.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
A Framework for Mastering Buy-in & Retention With All Clients
by Matt Camargo, MS, CSCS
  • Breaking down the art of sales that a strength coach, personal trainer, any health care practitioner in the field can use for being efficient with their clients
  • Discussion on key principles that matter most when trying to earn trust in the training world such as understanding purpose, ownership and grit
  • After lecture, break out into groups for the hands on portion to practice some role playing exercises with predetermined prompts in the gym setting
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Body Recomposition: Concurrent Fat Loss and Muscle Gain
by Guillermo Escalante, DSc, MBA, ATC, CSCS,*D
  • Define the concept of body recomposition
  • Understand the limitations of body composition assessments in body recomposition science
  • Discuss hierarchy for muscle hypertrophy
  • Describe effective strength training for muscle hypertrophy
  • Nutritional considerations and strategies for body recomposition
  • Practical considerations for body recomposition
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Facilitating Recovery for Firefighters: Exploring Different Modalities to Combat Physical and Psychological Stress
by Daniel Higuera, MS, CSCS
  • Participants will be able to identify a firefighter's physical and psychological stressors
  • Participants will be exploring different modalities to mitigate the stress response and combat physical injury and behavior health challenges
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Dynamic Correspondence Considerations for Advanced Athletes
by Sean Swetnam, MS, CSCS, RSCC
  • Sports mastery, training age, and competitive age
  • Individualization of training in a team setting and profiling athletes
  • Similar is not the same: how to choose training mechanics which do not interfere with sports specific performance
  • Alternative training means and training indicators
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Priming: Research and Practical Applications of Priming Methods for Match Day Performance
by Luke Storey, MSc, CSCS

This session will aim to cover a brief overview of some of the existing research related to priming. I will also share some of my experiences from using these methods over the past 11 years within different teams, sports and environments. Objective assessment data from force plate analysis will be shared throughout. We will also briefly look into the different individual responses some athletes have to different priming strategies.


Thru April 16 After April 16*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $40 $50
Non-Member Rate $95 $130

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I receive the speaker PowerPoint presentations?
    If they are available, you will receive them via email within 2 weeks after the event.

    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.


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