CRICKET STRENGTH ARTICLES

They didn’t know how to use it

Twitter can be a tough read sometimes People arguing over ridiculous rubbish Can make you want to chuck your phone in the bin But I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a great post last week It was a video of a couple teenagers stood around a table with a box...

Why I don’t want to see you again

Now im not being rude here big fella This I genuinely coming from the heart And the key word in that sentence that im gonna focus on, and want you to focus on, is ‘again’ There is something that drives me a little crazy that you see a lot of on Instagram and twitter...

Shoulder issues

Got this question in Friday about the shoulder It’s a little different to the usual shoulder problems so I thought it would be a great one to share This is what was asked ========================================================== Hi There, I came across your youtube...

On the RAILS

Nope, its not a typo I know the usual saying is off the rails, but as ever we do things differently at Cricket Strength We wont to be on the RAIL Using the RAIL system Let me explain my friend RAIL is the system to use to enhance movement, inspired by Dr Perry...

Should I strength train during the season?

People get very worried about training during the season And it you listen to some “coaches” you shouldn’t even bother ever training We had this question from Barry ================================================ Hey fellas Loving the content, really helped my winter...

Why I don’t want to see you again

Now im not being rude here big fella This I genuinely coming from the heart And the key word in that sentence that im gonna focus on, and want you to focus on, is ‘again’ There is something that drives me a little crazy that you see a lot of on Instagram and twitter...

Shoulder issues

Got this question in Friday about the shoulder It’s a little different to the usual shoulder problems so I thought it would be a great one to share This is what was asked ========================================================== Hi There, I came across your youtube...

On the RAILS

Nope, its not a typo I know the usual saying is off the rails, but as ever we do things differently at Cricket Strength We wont to be on the RAIL Using the RAIL system Let me explain my friend RAIL is the system to use to enhance movement, inspired by Dr Perry...

Should I strength train during the season?

People get very worried about training during the season And it you listen to some “coaches” you shouldn’t even bother ever training We had this question from Barry ================================================ Hey fellas Loving the content, really helped my winter...

Get stiff quick

The ability to get stiff is key to the fast bowler (mind out of the gutter big fella!) The role of the back foot when bowling is massive On landing that achillies needs to stiffen up and allow you to transfer power, not lose it Steff has talked about it so much in the...

Did you try it?

Last week both Steff and myself spoke about the importance of looking after your feet Steff comes at it from a performance and bowling standpoint, and I come at it from a physical and injury side But like so much we always end up at a pretty similar point Take bowling...

Approach speed

Approach speed is everything. It's the easiest way to add velocity to your bowling. Key findings based on 1080motion bowling A. Fastest bowlers run in faster relative to their running speed. Run in faster-bowl faster. Simple B. Fastest bowlers have more momentum into...

Why it went wrong

You will have seen a lot of posts with pictures or testimonials of some of our Inner Circle Guys or 1-1 online training players showing how they have improved And they are awesome to read But for everyone that has massive success there are those who don’t seem to go...

What should training in season look like?

What should training in season look like? Had a question in last week from on of our Inner Circle guys And now the season is here it’s a pretty apt one Here is what he asked ================================================ Hi Ross, Keep getting asked and rather than...

When just technical work doesnt help

Doing the same mundane non stimulating drills without progression will never turn on the 'ON' button. The RAS! This is why a lot of fast bowlers fall out of favour with technical work. The drill isn't the issue, it's the lack of understanding from the coach on how the...

Fast Bowlers Movement Tools

https://youtu.be/h9K_tlq-4PY We have a look at some of the tools we use to aid our players movement Its always a mixture between mobility and stability Have a look and give some a go And if you are ready to work with us the 1-1 plan is in the last week of being £99,...

I Messed it right up

I had an absolute beast a couple weeks ago A proper stinker Felt like a prize clown for a couple days Here is what happened Each Monday in the Inner Circle we do some exclusive content for the guys We cycle between an exclusive interview, a presentation on a part of...

Who We Wont Work With

The things we love most about Cricket Strength is helping people Whether it be back from injury Or helping change their bowling technique Or both, like our man Ben who we spoke about last week (catch his video here on how he came back from not thinking he would play...

Looking after your feet

The old trotters take a lot of pounding During a game you can be on them for 6 hours so you better believe you need to be taking care of them From the actual shoes you play in (massive talking point BTW) to the socks you use, there are always ways to help yourself One...

The beauty of fast bowling

The beauty of fast bowling is the differences and idiosyncrasies between various fast bowlers. THERES NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL and there is definitely no BEST WAY to bowl. It really depends on each individual and what's right for them. The only "non negotiable" are...

From quitting to playing Counties

Tuesday we brought you a story about a lad who thought he might never play again He had a stress fracture and despite working with 3 different physios just couldn’t get over it The poor lad thought his bowling days were number at just 18 Then he joined the online 1-1...

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 5 questions we usually get during a week So thought to make things easy we’d answer them here 1- What is involved in the 1-1 online plan? Basically we do it in 3 stage The first is the movement screen and interventions. We start with this as its the most...

How long will it take?

We put out a post a couple weeks ago And a video talking about the guys who had been on our online 1-1 plan and had big success changing their action and recovering from injury If you missed it take a look here https://youtu.be/pIrzG6PYrfs We shared it across all the...

He thought he might never bowl again

Ever so often we get an email that really brings everything we try to do here home Makes us remember the reasons we started Cricket Strength To help you be the best player you can be Or just help you get back on the park Now we had an email around a year ago from a...

Clear up pain and start bowling again

There was a good reason for starting Cricket Strength To help you get the best for your body and your bowling We had been getting loads of questions and frustrations from guys playing club cricket who just didn’t have access to professional help And a while ago we got...

Fast bowlers size and training considerations

Every fast bowler is different. No bowler will ever have the same action as another. Despite many trying to copy different bowlers who have been successful in their own right, it will never be the same. Remember there is a reason why a bowler has those kinematics. It...

When your legs feel like concrete get this done

Last week we talked about the S-RAMP system we use for our pre game warm ups Took you through each segment and what it should looked like Well this week in the Inner Circle we shared the exact movement flow mobility and stability drills we do with our players And it...

Bowlers get off the bike

This is essential for all bowlers. Based on GPS data taken during the current tournament it's so essential that coaches and bowlers realise, they have to run. And like strength, power and speed work it needs to be transferable and specific. Sorry, I'm a "cycling for...

The key to improving your action

We have shared a few of the success stories from the guys who have been on our 1 to 1 online training plan And the changes in their action are impressive to say the least There is a common thing that separates the guys who succeed and those who don’t and we talk about...

Strength Training & Fast Bowling

Over the last two years I've had a shift of mindset to strength training. Ok let's be clear. Nothing in the weight room will ever replicate the speeds in fast bowling. BFC happens for only 0.10-20sec + flight time to FFC only 0.31-0.70sec with a FFC of 0.30-0.70secs....

Do this pre game

Warm ups are the bane of a lot of players lives I can count of 1 hand the amount of lads who have actually enjoyed them But to get prepped to play, and reduce the chances of injury they are pretty vital We put the way to prep into a video for our Inner Circle guys,...

Is that safe?

I think I upset someone last week And I didn’t mean to this time big fella Here is what happened They sent me a video that had been doing the round on twitter It was of a 13 year old female golfer doing an Olympic lift He said to me that id probably totally disagree...

Respect the stages of learning

The 4 stages of learning are 💥Unconscious incompetence 💥Conscious incompetence 💥Conscious competence 💥Unconscious competence Ultimately to modify technique a bowler will need to go from having no idea what's happening to being skilled without thinking about it. Issues...

Free Bowling Analysis [Special]

Out of all the things we get asked, the type of bowling style is up there with the most common Along with back and shoulder injuries So we have a special offer for the next 3 days If you come and join the inner circle we will do you a free bowling analysis Tell you if...

To insole, or not insole? [ & back rehab tips ]

Had a question about insoles in last night Did you guess?? It was from our man Simon, and this is what he asked ================================================================= Evening Ross, I’m a bowler who’s had multiple stress fractures and currently coming back...

What are you doing at the moment?

Had a message from one of the inner circle guys a few weeks ago And it shone a light on a fact that its easy to over look That you might not actually be sure what you should be doing What program you should be following for your body and bowling type Here is what he...

I get it mate, its tough

Change is not easy I get it It can be scary Its always a lot easier to just keep your head down and go with the flow Don’t stand out, don’t do anything different Fit in with what everyone else is doing Don’t rock the boat, don’t make waves But there is an issue when...

How you can change your action

You hear a lot of people saying that you cant change your bowling action Well let me tell you big fella you can Its not impossible If you know how to manipulate the body, tap into what it needs to do and the type of bowling action that suits you then its very possible...

How are you helping your team?

I heard a belting story this week about one of the greats of the game and how he acted when back playing for his county Being on pre season tour you get back into the routine of watching the games unfold and numerous stories banded around Normally you’ve heard them...

How many overs should I be bowling?

Belting email in from Stu this week With the season coming at us full steam ahead he had some questions about how he should be going about the number of overs he should be getting in This is what he asked ============================================================...

Helping Pre season stiffness

Its that time of the year again When the pain from pre season nets starts to take hold It can be a pretty excruciating period We had this question in the Richie who has been having some issues Take a look ===============================================================...

Whens the best time to plant a tree

Have you heard the old take of when best to plant a tree? There are 2 answers The first is 20 years ago If youd planted a tree 20 years ago then youd be reaping the rewards of it now Whether it be growing fruit, providing shade in the summer or simply to help the...

Coping with a growth spurt for Fast Bowlers

Had this belter of a question in from Sam over in sunny Australia Lets have a read big fella =========================================================== Hi there I'm in Australia and have a 13yo (14 in April) son who just wants to bowl fast. He's always had quite a...

What do you do after you’ve been to the moon

No big fella I’ve not lost the plot Despite being on a juice cleanse (more on that in tomorrows Cricket Strength TV episode) It’s a story I heard the other day Being a bit of a geek when im in the car I like to make the most of my time and stick an audiobook or...

The Number 1 question we get asked

This comes from something that no one else is talking about in fast bowling coaching Its Steff’s hip and knee dominant classification for bowlers And it could well turn the whole coaching world in cricket upside down When used properly it should guide the way you...

Plugging the leak

I was doing a bit of reading the other day But of a geek for knowledge, want to keep learning all the time It was from a top US S&C in baseball And this guy gets results with the baseball players he works with For me that is exactly the type of guy in the industry...

Old motors and bowling

Bit of a weird headline I grant you But something occurred to me over the weekend My neighbour has an old classic car Think it’s a triumph or something like that All week he keeps it under cover and sat in the garage But each Sunday he’ll fire it up and take it for a...

8 Ways to ease that first net feeling..

Its that’s time of year Having that first bowl is always tough But the morning… ouch Stairs and sitting down are murder So here are 8 ways to help lessen the pain 1-   Bring the body back down to normal heart rate as quick as possible. For this I use lying...

If you only have 1 hour

Had a different sort of question in the other week And it made me think a little bit It was from one of our network of coaches over in Dubai Here is what the big fella asked “Hey Dewsy Just a quick one Ive got a session tomorrow with a couple of international bowlers...

Do you start with dessert?

Everyone knows how you eat a 3 course meal Im pretty certain of that Starter first (the clues in the name) Then the main course, your meat and potatoes Lastly the dessert Most peoples favourite just to top the whole meal off Now im 39, and I cant remember ever going...

Should kids do plyometrics

I got asked this last week In todays climate probably a perfectly good question Seems that a lot of people fall into 2 camps You’ve got the coffee drinking barbell fixes all lot Or the don’t want to touch in case something goes wrong brigade As always you’ve got to...

Bullet proofing the hamsters

The hammies are a regular bug bear for fast bowlers And a lot of cricketers I feel sorry for them, they get a bad name for being injured a lot but they have to take the strain when the other parts of the body above and below aren’t working well This is a great drill...

A leading edge

We had the pleasure last week of chatting to Ex Somerset & Derbyshire all rounder Wes Durston Having recently retired he, along with Patrick Latham, has wrote a new book on cricket leadership And it’s a belter We sat down for a chat with him Have a watch here...

Why my bowlers don’t Olympic Lift

Let me first start by saying I Olympic lift. I do it because I enjoy doing them and that's why I train these days. However did they help me bowl faster when I was at my peak, I don't think so. I was always stuck at approximately bodyweight clean and 80% bodyweight...

The danger period in rehab

Rehab is never much fun Apart from the obvious downside that you are missing playing the game you love, the training can be monotonous And for our players it means they spend every day with me (which In turn leads them to need a psych session!) We have back to play...

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