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
Keep getting asked and rather than giving players I coach incorrect information and causing them more harm, I thought I would ask the expert!
What would the gym workout for a healthy/injury free fast bowler look like during the season?
How about spinners and batsmen?
The players I coach net on Wednesday and play club cricket on Saturday.
Should they be doing strength, power, agility, speed work or all of them and when during the week?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Lets dive right in
For those just playing on a weekend this is what I would do
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For the guys in the inner circle we put a whole plan in place based around the programs which they have
So in a week they will be getting at least 2 strength sessions (which are aimed at their bowling style, hip or knee dom), 5 x correctives sessions, and 2 x bowling sessions
As well as activation and recovery
The trick is to use the activation sessions to kill 2 birds with 1 stone
They can almost be a mini session in themselves with the mediball and weighted balls, activation and power
Then dependant on workload add some specific sprint sessions in too
For batters you may want to do some more aerobic work, and some specific batting power/trunk drills
And spinner its vital to keep on top of the upper quadrant, so thoracic, scapula and shoulder
Look after that and youll be flying
Keep getting better
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