The 12,000 square-foot Percy Strength Center houses more than 50,000 pounds of free weights.
The University of Tennessee's Percy Strength Facility sets the standard for collegiate strength and conditioning facilities across the country. Located in the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, Vol athletes are able integrate speed, conditioning and plyometric training on the indoor practice field.
The 12,000 square-foot facility is a major reason why Tennessee is able to house over 50,000 pounds of free weights, including over 25,000 pounds of custom-engraved Iron-Grip plates. The vast dumbbell area includes over 14,000 pounds of Ivanko dumbbells ranging from 10 pounds to 190 pounds. A full line of Hammer Strength equipment containing over 20 pieces is used specifically for rehabilitation and supplemental training. Rounding out the facility are 17 Olympic-style platforms, five power racks, 10 Sorinex custom-built bench presses, a cardio area containing two Woodway treadmills, three Life Fitness bikes, a Schwinn Spin bike, a Precour Elliptical trainer and a Stairmaster Stepmil.
The Percy Strength Faciliy is home to the Tennessee strength and conditioning program.
Tennessee has one of the largest strength and conditioning staffs in the country. Recognized by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as a mentoring program, numerous student assistants work year-round within the strength and conditioning department. Tennessee boasts an average athlete to coach ratio of 4:1, which ensures safety and proper instruction of each individual athlete.
The Percy Facility also houses a Nutrition Center where full-time nutritionist Allison Maurer oversees the nutrition program for all 11 men's sports and distributes supplements. Easily accessible for a nutritional consultation, Maurer educates athletes regarding healthy eating habits, achieving a proper body weight, supplements and more.