South Dakota State Strength and Conditioning

The South Dakota State strength and conditioning department strives to enhance the athletic development of our 500+ student-athletes. We strive to accomplish this goal through the integration of performance variables that meet the demands of each individual sport.  These performance variables include mobility, strength, flexibility, power, linear and lateral speed; as well as developing the necessary energy systems to compete at the highest level. Through the enhancement of these performance variables we hope to decrease the incident of injury and ensure the durability of our student-athletes.

The SDSU strength and conditioning staff accomplishes these goals through the use of the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center Weight Room and Frost Arena Student-Athlete Weight Room. Both of these facilities include a variety of training equipment ranging from Olympic lifting platforms and power racks to stability balls and cable machines. The convenience that the two student-athlete weight rooms provide ensures that we are able to accommodate all 21 sports. In addition, the two student-athlete weight rooms, allow us to provide the best training environment for each individual sport and athlete.

SDSU Strength and Conditioning Mission Statement
The mission of the South Dakota State strength and conditioning staff is to positively impact all student-athletes by helping them achieve their goals as they relate to their individual athletic endeavors. More specifically, we strive to prepare them for their individual sport by providing a program that strives to prevent injury, improve strength, speed, power, agility, balance, coordination, mobility, conditioning and mental toughness. In addition, we strive to reinforce the mission of our athletic department and university by providing the highest quality teaching and learning experience, assisting our student-athletes in becoming lifelong champions. We accomplish this by encouraging responsibility, discipline, hard work and respect for one another.

For more information on the SDSU Sports Performance Program, click on the links below.

Strength and Conditioning Staff

Exercise Descriptions

Lifting Videos

Iron Jacks

Strength and Conditioning Record Board

Strength and Conditioning Awards

SDSU Strength and Conditioning Staff (left-to-right):
Paul Lundgren (Graduate Assistant),
Alex Jardine (Graduate Assistant), Seth Daughters (Graduate Assistant), Nate Moe (Assistant AD-Strength and Conditioning), Adam Parsons (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach), Eric Adolph (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach)


Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center Weight Room: Over 4,500 square feet, featuring in-floor Olympic platforms and flooring by Infinity Flooring, power racks and adjustable benches by Power Lift, and Iron Grip Dumbbells.


Frost Arena Student-Athlete Weight Room: Over 4,800 square feet, featuring seven Olympic platforms and six power racks. In addition, the facility is equipped with dumbbells ranging from 5 - 120 pounds and five adjustable benches.