Cougar Basketball Adds Cutting Edge Technology To Strength and Conditioning Programs
June 13, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State basketball programs have added heart rate monitors to its strength and conditioning programs.
WSU teamed with Polar and will use cutting edge technology to monitor the student-athletes heart rates during practices and strength and conditioning workouts from the time they arrive on campus as a freshman until their senior seasons.
"Both coach (June) Daugherty and coach (Ken) Bone have recognized how important the rest and recovery aspect of workouts and practices are to the development of their student-athletes performance and have come together and made the commitment to improve the strength and conditioning aspect of their programs," WSU Director of Strength and Conditioning David Lang stated. "This cutting edge technology will assist us in gaining a competitive edge on the Pac-12 Conference."
Each student-athlete will wear a watch-sized device in a strap across their chest that monitors and records the heart rates to provide feedback on how they respond to the intensity and recovery aspects of a workout.
The monitors provide: - an assessment of your body age based on your fitness levels - a guide to improve running and cycling performance - a clear guidance to recovery; knowing how to train as well as how hard to push the athlete, all based on their individual conditioning levels and how they recover
"Coach Lang continues to implement the best training methods in order to give our athletes the opportunity to reach their peak performance as basketball players." WSU Head Women's Basketball Coach June Daugherty added. "This is an exciting new addition to our program."
"As technology continues to grow, it's important that we take advantage it to raise our men's basketball program to the next level," WSU Head Men's Basketball Coach Ken Bone said. "This heart monitor system that Coach Lang is implementing will help our guys train at a higher level, and we're very excited about the potential results."
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