Bo Sandoval is the head strength and conditioning coach at the UFC Performance Institute. He has extensive experience with combat athletes and is now part of the organized team of professionals at the UFCpi. In today’s podcast we discuss his background, experiences and how he using those experiences to add value to the UFC athletes that he is training.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Bo’s Professional Path
- His Introduction to Combat Athletes
- Working at the Olympic Training Center
- Taking the Job at the UFCpi
- Collaborating with the team at the UFCpi
- Assessing new fighters
- Pillars of programming for an mma fighter
- The roll of the S&C coach in mma
- and much more!
Bo Sandoval brings nearly 15 years of strength & conditioning experience that will provide UFC athletes with a wealth of knowledge while continually aiding in their individual development. He most recently spent eight years (2009-17) at the University of Michigan, with the last six as Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning for Olympic Sports. During his time in Ann Arbor, Sandoval supervised a team of seven coaches while providing services to 170 of the nearly 800 Wolverine student-athletes that competed in 30 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I programs.
Sandoval started his career in 2003 as a graduate assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS), spending two years on the Golden Eagles’ staff before becoming the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Belhaven University (Jackson, MS) in 2005. In 2007, he joined the strength & conditioning staff at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While at the USOC, Bo spent two years coaching athletes that competed within Team USA’s acrobat and combat sport-folio, which was comprised of nine sports that included boxing, wrestling, judo, para-judo and taekwondo.
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