Hidden behind the spotlight of Georgia Southern’s athletic success may be the most important component of why there is a beacon to begin with.
Away from the playing fields, the cameras, and the excitement exists Iron Works, the heart of GSU’s strength and conditioning for all 15 intercollegiate teams. There, athletes enhance their physical capabilities through the training leadership of certified coaches, and the ending results are usually displayed in the win column.
Built in 1989, the recent Iron Works renovation included the addition of offices and the total rehab of the entrance and interior. Nearly $50,000 worth of new weight equipment including multisquat racks, two Olympic platforms complete with bumpers plates and bars, free weights, hammer machines and body weight scale were added. The biggest addition is a Mondo surface track 9x60 feet running down the middle of Iron Works for warm-up and agility work.
Already at 5,400 square feet, the addition of nearly 1,000 square feet - including storage areas and modernized reception area previously not available - makes Iron Works a premier workout facility.
Dimensions: 6,400 square feet
Equipment: free weights, power racks (10), Olympic platforms complete with training bumpers and bars (8) hammer isolation lateral rows (4),
back machines (4), reverse hypers (3), glute/ham raises (3), Vertimax jump trainers (2)
Miscellaneous: Fully carpeted, dead-lift platforms, 27’x 5’sand pit, 50’x60’ plyometric and conditioning field.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Monday, 24 September 2007 00:15