Strength and Conditioning
The Powercat strength and conditioning program is designed to "build better athletes," not to develop powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, or body-builders. Powercat strength and conditioning trains the Wildcats to play the game!
Obviously, when most people think of strength coaches, they think of weightlifting. And Kansas State's newly-renovated strength complex boasts two weight rooms, over 12,000 square feet of floor space, 35,000 lbs. of weights, plus platforms, racks, benches, and machines. So weight training is a big part of the program. But Powercat strength and conditioning does not coach weightlifters, it trains athletes.
In the sport of weightlifting, it's all about how much weight you lift - the person who lifts the most weight wins. In strength and conditioning, it's all about being prepared to win on game day. That's what they do - prepare the Wildcats to win!
Speed development, agility, flexibility, coordination, endurance, and nutrition are some of the areas that fall under the umbrella of strength and conditioning. Kansas State strives to develop the total athlete through a total body program. K-State employs nutrition counters in both strength facilities to "fuel the athletes" and equip them to meet the demands of training.
The new renovations to the Powercat strength facility and sports medicine area give Kansas State over 13,000 square feet of strength and conditioning/sports medicine work space in the Vanier Football Complex.