Summer workouts begin at Penn State with brand new facility

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Friday June 01, 2012


Posted by: Pete Roussel on June 1, 2012

Like all head strength coaches, Craig Fitzgerald has 8 hours a week with the team this summer.

In his first summer at Penn State, Fitzgerald will supervise 2-hour voluntary workouts, 4 days a week.

Fitzgerald told The Patriot-News, "Well, Monday's our big speed day - kinda like NFL combine prep, so the guys like that more. We do the 40, vertical jump, all that. And then Tuesdays are interval conditioning days -- whistle and a watch, we do shuttles and intervals, and you have a certain time to make. Thursday is a hybrid speed/conditioning day. Up-tempo speed. Friday is a little team competition. We have our seniors pick teams, and they go through an agility circuit, and they get team points, and at the end of it, any team that beats the others -- there are 12 teams-- they'll get a steak dinner at the end of the summer."

Fortunately, the Nittany Lions have a brand new strength & conditioning center.

Take a look at the facility:

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