This week, we talked with Sean Sinisi, who has been helping UFC fighter, Tony Ferguson, improve all aspects of his strength and conditioning for the past year. Sean education and organized approach have really transformed Tony into a more well rounded and dangerous fighter.
In This Episode We Discuss:
- Assessing a New Athlete
- Discovering Strengths and Weaknesses
- Communicating with Your Athletes
- Coordinating with Other Coaches
- Organizing various aspects of training
- and more!
Sean is from Costa Mesa, California and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinseiology from California State University, Fullerton. He is currently earning his Master’s Degree in Strength & Conditioning from CSUF as well. Sean is the former Director of Strength and Conditioning at STARS SoCal – Sports Training and Rehabilitation Services – where he managed the coaching staff, all teams and training as well as incoming athletes and their training programs. He has trained various levels of athletes ranging from youth to professional in multiple areas ranging from performing arts to contact sports. During his time at STARS, Sean has coordinated multiple NFL Off-Season, NFL Pre-Season and NFL Pre-Draft Combine Training which included scheduling, programming, training, and collaborating with medical professionals, nutritionists, psychological, skill and position coaches, media correspondents and other professional resources. He is currently working with top UFC Lightweight Contender, Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson for Strength and Conditioning and focusing on his academic career. Sean is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach, and FMS certified in the Functional Movement Screen. His own athletic background includes wrestling, 6 years of soccer, 8 years of football and 9 years of baseball as well as years of non-traditional sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing. Currently, Sean is learning MMA and plays rugby with the Huntington Beach Rugby Football Club. He employs an evidence based approach to both his programming and coaching and believes in using science to maximize safety and efficiency to reach athlete specific goals. Sean’s motto is “Work Hard, Train Smart and Live Strong”