In the heart of the DePaul Lincoln Park Campus, the Sullivan athletic training facilities host women's volleyball and basketball games at McGrath-Phillips Arena; men's and women's soccer at Wish Field; women's softball at Cacciatore Stadium; and the Sports Performance Training Facility. In addition to the DePaul University Athletic Facilities, Chicago's famous Lakeshore beach is only minutes away from campus providing running trails utilized by the men's and women's track and field and cross country programs, and beach training in the summer for student-athletes building upon the Chicago experience.
With the Sports Performance Center being located on the second floor, sports performance training is able to utilize cutting-edge facilities for anaerobic and aerobic development, movement assessments, strength and power development, recovery and regeneration assisted by innovated equipment.
Keiser Performance Equipment
The DePaul Sports Performance Department understands that there are two components to any human movement and thus performance. The first component is the amount of force you produce, and the second is the speed at which you produce it. We have recently renovated the weight room and outfitted it with the latest technology in exercise equipment. The backbone of the renovations revolved around adding Keiser equipment. The room was designed to maximize the use of our space, and is fully equipped with all the tools needed to maximize athletic performance.
Thanks to Keiser's Pneumatic Technology our student-athletes can train at any speed at any given resistance. By developing speed as well as strength, we are developing power. Research has shown that power is the key to human performance. Keiser's Pneumatic Technology removes momentum from the equation, which allows our student-athletes to train with a consistent variable resistance curve at any training speed. Training at faster speeds increase power development, and with virtually zero shock loading to connective tissues and joints, gives us the ability to train at any speed without fear of injury.