Strength & Conditioning

Incoming Student-Athletes

Congratulations! You have made an excellent decision by choosing to attend California Lutheran University. As the Director of the Strength and Conditioning program, it is my pleasure to welcome you to one of the finest programs in the country.

The purpose of this website is to help student-athletes maximize their athletic potential. Regardless of training background, we differentiate between incoming student-athletes and returning student-athletes (individuals who have participated in CLU’s strength and conditioning program). As an incoming student-athlete, one's goal should be to enhance strength, along with technical skill (i.e., exercise technique). By watching the Exercise Videos, you will also begin to learn the essential components of the CLU way, which will enable you to “hit the ground running” once you arrive on campus.

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Now that you have an idea of what to expect when you arrive on campus, here is how to navigate the website:

  • Click on the Fundamentals link -- read the information and watch the Exercise Videos to follow the exercise progressions.
  • Understand the Training Programs link -- you will find an Incoming Student-Athletes training regimen, as well as a cheat sheet for reading our training programs. This training regimen primarily consists of body weight movements, including squats, push-ups, and pull-ups.
  • Prior to any training session, make sure to warm-up! Click on the Exercise Videos link and select the appropriate warm-up routine for the ensuing training session.
  • TRAIN HARD, TRAIN SMART, and be ready to progress safely once you arrive on campus!

Good luck with your training! I look forward to meeting you soon. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me: (805) 493-3731 or by e-mail: pmholmbe@clunet.edu