Strength & Conditioning

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Tailored to Each Athlete

Regardless of the sport being played or the athlete’s goals, we promote hard work, consistency and self-improvement.

The Morristown-Beard School weight room is an 1,800-square-foot training facility equipped to accommodate the needs of each athlete. The weight room is staffed year-round by qualified strength and conditioning coaches. The training center is divided into three areas allowing athletes to improve in all facets of physical fitness.

Mission

The mission of the Morristown-Beard School Strength and Conditioning program is to provide each student athlete with an opportunity to achieve their physical potential in the safest, most efficient manner possible.

Training Philosophy

Our training philosophy is centered on safe, efficient, and effective exercise programs tailored to meet each athlete’s individual needs. A certified Strength and Conditioning coach supervises each athlete, and workouts are monitored and recorded to track progress. Regardless of the sport being played or the athlete’s goals, we promote hard work, consistency and self-improvement.

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Each student is expected to work up to his or her ability. We stress the importance of doing one’s personal best and making sure that each exercise is completed with the appropriate technique. Each student is expected to maintain consistency by achieving and maintaining a high level of fitness as an ongoing process. We stress the importance of staying consistent and making your training program part of your weekly routine. Strength training both in-season and out of season is vital to staying injury free and performing at the highest level. Finally, during each workout, it is important to strive for improvement. We encourage athletes to chart their exercises and to use this as a tool to measure progress.

Cardiovascular Training

Two high-speed treadmills, one elliptical trainer, and one seated stationary bike. Each machine has different protocols assigned to them to insure each athlete is challenged to the appropriate level.

Strength Training

Over 20 different pieces of strength equipment from industry leaders such as Cybex, Atlantis, Magnus, and Nautilus. In addition, there is a free-weight area, which includes power racks, dumbbells, kettle bells, an assortment of barbells, and functional training equipment, which allows for endless exercise choices.

Flexibility

An area is set for warm-up and cool-down exercise. This area also includes medicine balls, stability balls, and balance discs to work on abdominal and lower-back strength. Our coaching staff is well-versed in the trends of the fitness industry and continuously updates the program to meet the growing needs of the student athletes, either by developing new exercise programs, or by adding new pieces of exercise equipment.

Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

The exercises chosen by our Strength and Conditioning coach are geared around stabilizing the joints most often injured during athletes. Unfortunately, injuries do happen. If an athlete becomes injured, it is important to report your injury to our certified Athletic Trainer, who is qualified to evaluate and treat athletic injuries. He/she will determine whether an athlete requires additional medical treatment from a physician. Once the doctor clears an athlete, our Athletic Trainer will work closely with our Strength and Conditioning coach to help rehabilitate and strengthen the injured area to avoid further injury.

Summer in the Weight Room

The MBS weight room is staffed by our certified Strength and Conditioning coach from 3:30-5:00 p.m. each weekday during the summer. We encourage all athletes to utilize this time to ready themselves for their sport.