The Oklahoma State University Strength and Conditioning Department is committed to providing each student-athlete with an innovative program to improve strength, power, speed, agility, conditioning, and flexibility.
The numerous full-time Strength and Conditioning Coaches, certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, are on the cutting edge of research to design and implement year round individual, sport specific programs. The strength and conditioning coaches not only enhance each athlete's athletic ability, but provide an enviroment conducive to the development of discipline and leadership skills for reaching optimum physical potential and mental toughness. Our commitment, second to none, is to develop a nationally recognized, well rounded strength and conditioning program.
In addition to great instruction from the strength development staff, the Cowboys have one of the country's premier weight rooms. The renovation in the weight room at Boone Pickens Stadium encompasses 25,000 square feet with over 50,000 lbs. of free weights, 150 training stations, and a full line of variable resistance machines.
It's cardio-vascular equipment features include a myriad of Woodway treadmills, stepmills, bicycles, rowers, and elliptical machines. The weight room is also equipped with state-of-the-art speed development and plyometric equipment (including: medicine balls, boxes, shuttle, resistance bands, bungee cords, ladders, etc.), a sound system with over thirty different types of music selections.
The room is located next to the training room, equipment room, and connects directly to the stadium, facilitating convenient access for all football players.
Oklahoma State football has been re-tooled for speed. In fact, OSU's speed and strength program is designed to enhance foot speed as well as strength. "Speed is what set us apart at Florida." Glass said. "We work to develop speed as well as strength.
Oklahoma State's speed and strength staff never stops investigating its own methods. Research is at the heart of the OSU conditioning program. "We do a lot of research." said Rob Glass. "It is an ever-changing process and the more research we have, the more we can refine and define our processes."
"There are a lot of elements we consider: nutrition, flexibility, advenced rehab, and pre-hab"
OSU's conditioning programs are based on sport, position, and individuals. The football players have a foundation that is common to the squad. Workouts become more specific based on the player's position, and then are completed by workouts designed for an individual's strengths and weaknesses.