the spring of 2007, the weight room that the Fighting Irish
football team had called home for many years was packed up and
moved to an empty Costigan's warehouse across the street from
the school. The old weightroom, which was connected on to the
fieldhouse and had been used in various ways throughout the
years, is now the freshmen/visitor's locker room.
to move the weightroom to the new location on Maple Street was
nothing but beneficial for the program. With ample space to
utilize for running and plyometrics, the opportunity to become
a bigger, faster and stronger team had never been greater. Not
only is there space to run right next to the weightroom area,
but there is also an extra wing that is 70 yards in length and
20 yards wide that can be used during the cold months. During
the warmer months, the turf on the football field serves as
the running and conditioning area.
January of 2007, the eqiupment in the weightroom has doubled
with new Hammer Strength machines coming in every year. Also,
with the amount of space in the current weight room, the possibilities
to expand are endless. With all of the updates in facilities
going on around St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, the football
team does not know how long they will call this warehouse "home,"
but it has been a great asset nonetheless.
are some quick facts about our weightroom as well as some photos:
Area & Equipment:
-Over 5,000 sq. ft.
-6 olympic flat benches (4 interchange into incline benches)
-8 squat racks
-4 deadlift/clean platforms
lineman sled with a digital feedback monitor
-Auxiliary upper body and lower body stations
-Over 10 Hammer Strength upper and lower body machines
-2 sets of sandbags
Weights & Bars:
-Over 4,000 lbs. of dumbells
-Over 10,000 lbs. of plates
-Over 2,000 lbs. of bumper plates for deadlifting & cleaning
-Over 40 olympic bars
-4 deadlift specific bars
Plyometric Area & Equipment:
-Over 10,000 sq. ft.
-3 sets of wooden and metal plyometric boxes
-1 set of running ropes
-1 set of speed bags
-1 set of plate-loaded running sleds
-1 set of resistance running harnesses
-3 sets of jumpropes