The weight room boasts 5,000 square feet of workout space with the latest equipment available to help the Wasps train year-round. The weight room has 12 double-sided half racks, each equipped with over 2,000 pounds of weight. A variety of bars, nine sets of PowerBlock dumbbells, six hardwood Olympic platforms, 12 pieces of cardiovascular equipment and a full line of Life Fitness selectorized equipment round out the extensive offerings of the newly-equipped facility.
Strength & conditioning is a year-round emphasis for the intercollegiate athletes at Emory & Henry College, and thanks to recent upgrades to the Robert W. Gibson III Weight Room, E&H has one of the best workout and training facilities in NCAA Division III.
Student-athletes can expect even more, as all 12 stations are equipped with tablets and Teambuildr software which allow them to view their workout and record the lifts for the day. Finally, all platforms are equipped with devices that monitor bar velocity, power production, and rate of force development ensuring each repetition is done with purpose.
Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach Josh Bullock operates the Robert W. Gibson III Weight Room. Bullock designs individualized programs that include a regimen of strength training, power development, speed enhancement, mobility and endurance. Before a program is designed, all student-athletes are put through a battery of tests to identify strengths and weakness. Once testing is completed, a computer-generated program is assigned to the student-athlete. Bullock and his staff guide the student-athletes through the program daily and progress is monitored on a weekly basis. Continuous supervision ensures a successful physical transformation into a collegiate athlete.
The Robert W. Gibson III Weight Room is open free of charge to all students and employees.