You can tell people are starting to think about the season now that the holiday season is out of the way as the questions are flying in
We had a really interesting one in from Rhys
And its on a topic that causes a bit of controversy
Here is what he asked
I’ve got a question relating to Workloads as a Fast Bowler, more specifically for 18yr olds and above.
How many balls should a fast bowler bowl in a training week, and what intensities should he or she be working at?
Is there ever a time when a bowler would be told go flat out (train at 100%)?
Ok so there are a couple points to this question
Workloads and bowling flat out
Lets hit the workloads first
For me the biggest thing with workloads is that it is kept pretty consistent
The body isnt a fan of big changes in total load, so going from 5 overs one week to 30 the next wouldn’t be a great idea
Whatever number of overs or balls you start with try and up within 10-20% the next week, and keep adding up until you hit the number of overs you are happy to be bowling
So that could be with how many you think you will bowl during a week in the season
But don’t be scared of workloads and bowling
It absolutely has to be a big part of the overall training cycle
Its what you do after all
And as for bowling flat out then yep, def needs to be in your bowling plan
How do you know how fast you can bowl if you don’t try in training?
And you need to know the training you have (hopefully) put in will be enough for your body to handle the strain
Maybe once every 3 weeks have 2 overs of flat out bowling (after full activation)
Don’t be scared to bowl, its crucial
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Lets get after it