Now this is a question I bet 90% of guys can answer
Everyone knows what they bench
It seems to be the standard that guys judge their strength on
And everyone knows that Mondays are officially chest day so everyone gets their bench on
They can’t wait to tell you as well
Like a vegan crossfitter, they literally are bursting at the seams to tell you about what they can lift, how many reps, whether they are doing negative reps, drop sets, reverse band, clusters or whatever they are doing
But in the cricket world we maybe need to be a bit smarter
Lets try and get some new things that bowlers say first instead of how much they lift
Like how many wickets they’ve got
What’s their strike rate and average
How batsmen are telling you that you’ve increased your pace
Surely that’s what we want to be hearing
Our Inner Circle member Sean sent us this message
Just wanted to say, I had my first outdoor bowl on Thursday.
I was bowling with a horrible old ball on a wet deck and felt yards quicker than last year with a new ball!
A couple of my team mates also said I had put on pace.
Thanks for your help with everything during the off season. Looking forward to what will hopefully be a great season
Yes big lad, that’s what we want to hear
Do you think we asked him how much he was benching
Or even care?
Of course we’re not saying it can help, but it’s not the only thing
Getting the kinetic sequence right, fixing dysfunctions and getting stable and mobile are absolutely key
Having your inner core firing when its needed for extra support is everything for a fast bowler
Then you can add the strength on top
Make sure you are telling people how quick you’re bowling this year, not your bench big lad
p.s. join us in the Inner Circle if you want to be telling everyone youre bowling quicker https://cricketstrength.lpages.co/membership-inner-circle/