Weight Room

With a renovation prior to the 2012-13 season, the Colonial Life Arena weight room is tailored to the needs of the Gamecock basketball programs. A cardio deck of treadmills, elliptical machines, upright bikes and Airdyne bikes overlooks the main area, which houses state-of-the-art equipment with over 6,000 pounds of customized weight plates and dumbbells. Strength and conditioning coach Jon Vaden has developed a year-round program that maximizes strength, power and explosiveness in addition to fitness and overall conditioning. In addition to the equipment in the weight room, the Gamecocks go through an array of ground based exercises incorporated with functional movements, plyometrics and flexibility training.

Weight Room
Eight full-time strength and conditioning coaches are on staff at South Carolina and every athletic program is assigned one of those eight individuals.