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Mission Statement

As a program we utilize Conjugate methodology through periodization and max effort movements. The program’s goal is to optimally train each athlete individually while in a group setting. In order to maximize athletic performance and injury prevention, the focus of the strength and conditioning staff is placed upon coaching form and technique. The foundation of the program is centered around student athlete accountability, discipline, work ethic, and durability. We believe to accomplish success, the athlete must believe and have trust in their program, putting forth maximal effort to accomplish shared goals.

Philosophy

The Bridgewater College Strength and Conditioning Department is dedicated to the well-being and overall achievement of the student-athlete. Our goal is to provide our student-athletes with a program that progresses their physical and psychological abilities to remain resilient to injury and the physical and psychological ability to dominate in competition. Our concern spans further than simply the sport, as we aim to develop our athletes’ confidence and aid in the understanding that life spans beyond their sport.

The Bridgewater College Strength and Conditioning Department utilizes a variety of proven and scientifically based methods to create a system that provides each athlete with the best program possible to meet their sport-specific needs. We highlight movement based training as well as  emphasizing movement quality over quantity. During competition athletes encounter a wide variety of stimuli and must have the ability to adjust and react to constantly changing conditions. Our top priority is to ensure that athletes stay healthy and are able to compete during their competitive season, while also putting the best prepared athletic on the field or court.

Facility

The Bridgewater College Strength and Conditioning weight room is 3600 Sq. ft. with 10 Half Racks for Olympic lifting and all primary lifts. There is a full set of dumbbells ranging from 5lbs to 120lbs. Additionally there are TV’s that are used to display lifting programs and video playback of lifts. The room is used by all 23 varsity sports and accommodates more than 700 student-athletes. The floor is designed for weights to be dropped for Olympic lifts without any extra need for racks or specialized platforms. There is also a designated rehab area that includes a leg press, leg extension machine, and leg curl machine.

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