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Strength and Conditioning Strength & Conditioning Center

 

A state-of-the-art facility designed to improve the speed and explosive power of the Boston University athletes, the Terriers' 7,000 square-foot strength and conditioning facility was completed prior to the 1994-95 academic year.

The area features not just eight power racks and eight Olympic lifting platforms, but also a 2000-square foot speed and plyometric area. Athletes are now able to stretch and perform speed workouts, as well as plyometric programs that were once unable to complete in one location.

 

"The biggest change in athletics in recent years has been the rise of scientific training methods in weight training and fitness for enhanced performance on the field," said former Boston University President Jon Westling, whose support of the facility made the project possible. "This weight room provides a first-rate facility for these training methods."

 

Overseeing the facility is Glenn Harris, who became the Terriers' second strength and conditioning head coach in September 1997.

 

"When I first came to Boston University, we operated out of a much smaller and more antiquated facility," said Harris. "We were essentially limited in our ability to design programs for the different sports due to the natural size and design of that room.

 

"By comparison, this room enables us to serve the needs of more teams and the freedom to be more creative in our approach," said Harris. "I've visited the strength and conditioning facilities at North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech, and this room is the equal of any."

 

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