I commonly speak to athletes who have an incorrect view of this role and what the s&c coach can do for them. My opinion is that the s&c coach is responsible for all physical training/programming not covered in the technical or mma skills coaching. In the purest form the s&c coach is there to condition the athlete for performance.
This conditioning should be adapted to the sport and the individual athlete. This means programming appropriate activities and exercises. I think strength & conditioning has been given something of a bad reputation in MMA - too many coaches have been utilising ineffective programming e.g. over reliance on powerlifting movements, isolation training, split routines urghh...
For MMA athletes the focus should certainly be on:
- Power endurance
If you are still lifting weights and don't know why contact me