Recovering from hard training

Uncategorized Apr 29, 2020

This was an interesting question we had in


Actually made me think


Because its not quite as straight forward as you think on first viewing


Anyway this is what we got asked




Hi Guys


What is the best way for a fast bowler to recover and bounce back quickly after a hard and long training session?






On the surface I was about to answer with the usual things about recovery


Going into nutrition, contrast baths, vibration treatments, compression etc


But then I read it again


And realised this could be pretty problematic


Because we aren’t talking about recovering from a hard game


Bowling 20-30 overs in a day


We are talking about recovering from training


Which poses different questions


Recovering from a lot of overs is like an occupational hazard for fast bowlers


You have to bowl


But when it comes to training it has to be smart


And everything be put in place to allow you to be able to bowl a 30 over, and be able to back it up the next day


What we have to remember with training there is always cause and effect


I did a video about having a full glass and keeping the balance between training and recovery so we aren’t in a deficit that might have a very negative effect and lead to injury


So to bounce back quickly after a hard training sessions isn’t something id necessarily look to plan


A training session that has a high metabolic cost (i.e. leaves your ass on the floor) you cant expect to recover quickly from


So plan them on a day when the following 24-36 hours you can plan


During the off season the biggest session for our guys on the new 1-1 plan is on the Friday, where they have the weekend to recover fully


Put a high training day back to back and you start to fry the CNS too, and again we get into murky waters


Another thing to think of is putting more money in the Aerobic bank too


If you’ve seen the data Steff has taken over the last year youll realise the importance of a well developed aerobic system for both the game and recovery


So get planning the timing of sessions first, then on days off maximise the recovery work


Or let us do the planning for you on the new 1-1 program


Click here for more details


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