Golden Gopher Strength and Conditioning

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The overall mission of the Gopher Strength and Conditioning staff is to improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury by providing safe and effective training programs and facilities.

All programs including weight training, plyometrics, medicine ball training and ground based triple extension exercised are designed to improve each athlete's overall functional strength and power.

Gopher Strength and Conditioning utilizes several different types of agility and quickness drills to improve an athlete's ability to change direction.

Each athlete's oveall speed is increased through teaching proper running mechanics as well as strength training, power development and improving core strength.

Gopher Strength and Conditioning plays close attention to one of the most overlooked aspects of improving athletic performance. Several types of routines including dynamic, static and hurdle mobility are used to increase flexibility.

Nutrition plays a major role in the development of athletic performance. Each athlete is provided professional guidance on nutrition as well as dietary supplementation.

Golden Gopher Strength and Conditioning Staff

Gopher Strength & Conditioning
103 Bierman Building
516 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, Minn. 55455

Bob Rohde        

Associate Directors
Cal Dietz      

Eric Klein
Chad Pearson
Shea Thompson
Dustin Perry
Chad Pearson Shea Thompson Dustin Perry Kane Thompson

Assistant Directors
Shaun Brown Dave Schueller Daniel Warnke Matt Van Dyke Kristin Zdanczewicz

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