Nagendra Prasad, CSCS

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I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2008, and I have been re-certified with distinction in 2011, and 2014  consecutively. I re-certified again in 2017.  


I have over 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. I have experience with sports teams, individual training, group training, and corporate group training. 


I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). I have worked for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). I was part of a large, multi-disciplinary team involved in managing BCCI Contracted National Cricket Players. I worked closely with Sports Physiotherapists and Cricket Coaches to provide a coordinated approach to prevent injuries and manage sports related strength and conditioning needs. I was responsible to conduct regular fundamental movement screenings, physical competency, fitness testing, and targeted interventions and provide individualized sport-specific Strength and Conditioning programs. I have also delivered educational classes to fitness trainers all over India to maintain consistency in training methods for Indian cricketers across all the various States of India.  


I was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the India-A National Cricket teams during their tours to West Indies, New Zealand, and South Africa




  CORE COMPETENCES


• My expertise lies in delivering performance enhancement programs to athletes by using yoga and strength training methods, tailored to the demands of their sport and integrated into their training in an easy, sustainable and enjoyable way
• Using these holistic principles, I have been successful in training elite athletes in the field of cricket, golf, tennis, badminton, and swimming

• Knowledge of human anatomy and the concepts of functional exercise,

advanced nutrition and exercise science

• Ability to design individual and group exercise programs tailored to the needs

and attainable goals of specific clients

• Ability to conduct and understand the need and importance of screening and

client assessment, initially and progressively

• Ability to execute individual fitness program design in a safe and effective way

• A desire to help clients reach their health and fitness goals through appropriate

cardiovascular, flexibility, and resistance exercise

• An ability to motivate others to improve their overall fitness and health

• Dedication to maintaining personal integrity and your own health and fitness 

Professional Details

Education

Bachelor of Commerce, MES College, Bangalore

1991

ICSE Certification, Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore

1986

Professional Certifications

 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

National Strength and Conditioning Association

2008 - 2020


Resistance Training Program Design 

CHEK INSTITUTE

2009

Professional Experience

Strength and Conditioning Specialist Consultant

2014 - Present


Strength and Conditioning Coaching Specialist 

National Cricket Academy - BCCI India

2010 - 2014


Strength & Conditioning Coach

Indian Premier League 2nd. Ed.

2010


Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Karnataka State Cricket Association - KSCA Bangalore

2008 - 2010


Freelance Fitness Trainer

Corporate Clients

2005-2008


Professional Athlete 

1 9 9 5 - 2005

Personal Achievements

Cricket - Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC) 

1988-1995

• Visited Australia to play matches with the University and Club teams in Sydney,

Melbourne, and Adelaide in 1988 and 1990

• Captained the club  team and elevated the team from 5th Division to 4th Division 


MES College, Bangalore

• Was part of the cricket team from Pre-university through Degree

• Captained the College cricket team in the final year of college


Badminton

• Singles Champion at the Bowring Institute, Bangalore for the year 2000

• Singles Champion at the Sadashivanagar Club, Bangalore 

1999, 2000, 2001

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate. (Courtesy: NSCA®)



More About CSCS (Courtesy: NSCA®):

  

The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam is comprised of two sections that test the candidate's knowledge in the Scientific Foundations and Practical/Applied areas.

 1. Scientific Foundations - 80 scored and 15 non-scored* multiple-choice questions

 2. Practical/Applied - 110 scored and 15 non-scored* multiple-choice questions


The pass rate was 53% for candidates attempting both sections of the CSCS exam in 2017.


Candidates must pass both sections and meet all other eligibility requirements within 1-year from initial exam date.

Fitness Master Class

Fitness Trainer for 2018 KPL Cricket Champions - Bijapur Bulls (Video Courtesy: Bijapur Bulls)

Newspaper Article

2008 Newspaper Article 

Media Interview Article

Media Interview

WTA Tennis Players Training

Training the World Class Tennis Players