The OSBC Board of Directors at its June meeting approved donating $13,500 to the Oconomowoc High School athletic department for the purchase of two additional Power Pack stations at the PDC. An additional station was purchased from athletic department funds. Funds for the two stations come from community support of various OSBC fund-raising initiatives.
The Power Packs provide a wide range of training options and safety features. A list of these features is below.
Explosive/Olympic exercises performed on wood – dispersion of energy and forces away from the body. No rebound effect of forces having to be absorbed by the body (joints, spine) – wood acts as a sponge to absorb those forces which equals less impact injuries such as stress fractures.
Organization & Efficiency of weight room – allows multiple athletes/students to be performing exercises at the same time. This reduces standing and waiting. More structured classes/training sessions as all athletes are engaged.
Teaching & Coaching Technique – allows coaches to position themselves to monitor, teach, or correct multiple athletes/students at one time. Constantly reinforcing proper technique and safe training practices to ensure that our student-athletes are training properly. (Cal Picture below)
Safety & Hygiene of Facility are improved – due to the organization for supplementary equipment (such as bars, clips, plate, etc) accident possibilities & liabilities are reduced because everything has a spot. Furthermore the traffic & flow of the facility is more efficient and safe as student-athletes know how to operate and use the facility more efficiently reducing accident possibilities and liabilities further. Custodial and Maintenance staff are able to clean or fix equipment/facility more effectively and thoroughly thus reducing possibilities of harmful and sometimes catastrophic diseases that can be associated with fitness facilities, such as staph infections (MRSA).
Longevity of Equipment – the construction of the power racks is built to last, highly durable (10-year warranty). Our weight room gets more use and the stress on the equipment is greater than any health club, fitness center, collegiate/professional weight room. Therefore it is imperative that we invest in products at are high durable and will withstand the test of time and benefit student-athletes for years to come – which these power racks will.