SCOPE OF PRACTICE
Provide physical exercise and training prescription for the purpose of reducing risk of injury and increase performance, via systematic and evidence based practice. It is within the responsibilities of the strength and conditioning professionals to determine training objectives, perform need analysis, develop training plan, develop training program, do performance monitoring, determine effectiveness and perform modification for further enhancement. (Nur Ikhwan Mohamad, Ali Md Nadzalan & Muhamad Hafiz Zainol. 2019. Suaian Fizikal Taktikal Bomba & Penyelamat / Fire & Rescue Tactical Physical Conditioning. Tanjong Malim, Perak: Penerbit UPSI/UPSI Publisher.)
Provide foundational education to future S&C professionals and support lifelong education process to current S&C professionals.
Since the beginning, the approaches and practices are always based on the philosophies that:
Scientific based reasoning will always guide all practical application.
Continuous research & development process is a must for up-to-date and verified knowledge.
Functional training and free weights will always be the first choice in training approach.
Development of general fitness prior to sports specific strength and endurance program.
Core strength and conditioning will be the utmost important in training.
Both undulating periodization and linear periodization of strength will be used instead of traditionally linear periodization alone, depending on competition format of the participating team/athletes.
Transfer of knowledge during training from trainers/coaches to athletes will be one of the focus during training session
Always adhere to fitness professional code of ethics.
As part of his career and interest, Ikhwan have founded SIGCONDITIONING. The Special Interest Group in Strength & Conditioning or SIG Conditioning, has been established since 2010. SIG Conditioning serves as professional education group in the area of strength training and physical conditioning for Malaysian.
SIG Conditioning in collaborations with other practitioners within the industry especially from National Sports Institute (ISN) later founded Malaysian Strength & Conditioning Association (MSCA), registered with Registrar of Society (ROS) on 14th of May 2011. The association is a non-profit organization promoting best practice in strength and conditioning area among Malaysian strength and conditioning fraternity.
Conference, Seminars & Workshops
Since 2013, SIGCONDITIONING gives it commitment to organize one conference every year, gathering mainly our local Malaysian strength and conditioning partners, friends and clients. At first the name of the conference changed every year dependable on current team members and collaborators. However since 2018 we tried to stick to the name "UPSI Strength & Conditioning Conference" or 'UPSISC". Seminars and workshops normally organized in other months before the conference.
Endurolift Fitness Challenge
Endurolift Fitness Challenge is an initiative to promote and produce fit and healthy community among general population. The challenge main objectives are; (a) developing participant's overall physical fitness capabilities, (b) educating participants on systematic and well planned exercise methods, and (c) encourage participants to be fit for life.
Introduced in 2013, Endurolift word derives from a combination of 'endurance' and 'lifting', as it earlier version involves only gym-based strength training exercises. Over the years, the challenge has evolve into a more 'user friendly' and functional in nature.
The challenges are part of scientific research process. It has been developed with safety consideration as suggested for healthy adults participating in physical conditioning program. Assessment and evaluation are continuously done on current protocols, and modifications are made from time to time to improve applications and effects.
Endurolift has consistently been organized once or twice a year at UPSI campus.