A lot of people still seemed pretty surprised that cricketers need a strength & conditioning coach
Its still perceived as the game played on the village green with cucumber sandwiches at tea
Well its moved on since then
The modern fast bowler has to be spot on in their prep to keep on top of their game and injury free
Ill take you through a day on the life here, of a fast bowler during a 4 day game
8am- Arrive and assessment with both me and the physio.
We look for anything that might have cropped up from the day before, any aches or pains or slight changes in pattern. They then get their own soft tissue work to be done
Our chefs are pretty good, protein pancakes using Grenade Muscle Machine are a firm favourite
Following on from the soft tissue work we then try and cement their improved range with movement and mobility exercises. We use like a correction and activation at the same time
10am- Warm up
The bowlers will then go through a RAMP warm up, which stands for Raise (core temperature) Activate (the muscles) Mobilise (the movements) and Potentiate (the muscles ready for bowling). From there they move into bowl throughs
1045- Bit of a pre bowl snack, and some Grenade Defence BCAA
then during the sessions snacking on Grenade Carb Killa bars
1300- Lunch, any mobilisation or soft tissue that needs doing after the morning sessions, then activation and mediball drills 10 mins before afternoon session starts
1540- Tea- Protein Bar or Mix Shake
1800- Game ends.
Warm and cool baths, soft tissue, Grenade Muscle Machine Lean Protein shake
Then repeat the next day
On top of this is the actual overs they are bowling, which can be between 20-30 on a heavy day
And on non bowling days getting the conditioning sessions in
Its certainly a long way away from the village green!
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