Complete guide to Strength Training for Cricketers.
Great question from Steve in this week
His schedule has changed and he is wondering how to change his training around it
This is something we have to manage a lot through the season when games finish early or get rained off
You have to be able to adapt at the drop of a hat
Lets look at what the big fella asked
Firstly I am loving all the stuff you boys are sending out.
I spend my mornings on the train to work reading and taking account of how I can make myself a better bowler.
I've been working hard so far through the winter on the OCD programme, and then the strength and regeneration programme, and now am part of the way through the power factor with a day spent doing mediball and mobility work from the OCD.
However indoor nets start this Tuesday, and I would usually have my lower body session on a Monday.
I was just wondering if you had any recommendations on whether I should swap my training days around to avoid netting with sore muscles and therefore not performing to my best.
Any advice you could give would be appreciated.
Now Steve is a super smart guy
First up he’s looking after his body by using our OCD program together with the Knee dom plan from the Inner Circle. That is a pretty lethal combination for making great improvements over the winter
And hes got all the specifics he needs to be transferring the strength and mobility gained into useable cricket specific power and strength
If you’ve been smart enough to do the same youll be feeling pretty good right now
If not remember its not too late to make some great improvements
Onto the main point big fella
So Steve has been following the plan but now has had a change to his schedule with nets being on the Tuesday
And we want to make cricket your main focus now, and in doing this we do not want you to be so stiff from training that you struggle to make any decent changes to your game
So you just switch it around
Move the leg session to a day where you have a good 24-36 hours of not much after it
For example my players do it on a Friday here
But the lads who are away playing do theirs on a Monday
You can even get it done straight after your net
And also use the warm up to get another specific session, maybe a mediball and technical drill in
We like to have bowling as part of conditioning session as we have found it really helps to get the action where we want it
Just remember to keep yourself fresh so you can make the most out of every net session, bowling is as much a part of training as anything else
Let it compliment training not be a burden
Freestyle a little and see what fits best
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Lets get after it