August 8, 2018
Pitch Power Up
Training needs to be varied, whether your on the pitch or in the gym.
The body reacts to different movements, different forces, even a different setting.
Freshening up training at this stage of the year is vital, improving both group atmosphere & in the end results.
Everyones stage of the season is nearing the business end, so your training should start to move gradually from strength to power.
But don’t go away completely from whats needed on the pitch, capture those movements and power through, with this on Pitch Power Workout.
The Set up
Grab a Med ball and a Partner.
Choosing 2 of the below exercises:
- Single Arm Throws (each side)
- Twists (each side)
Carry out 3 sets of 6 reps, of each exercise.
Taking as much rest as possible between reps.
The focus here is on the quality of the movement.
Likewise start with a med ball weight that you are comfortable with, don’t over restrict the movement by going too heavy ie slowing down the movement unnecessarily.
Where & When
When planning out my session I add in power work just after the warm up, so I’m fresh and able to complete each movement to the best of my ability.
The only other time I would add this into a session is after a skill oriented drill, where there isn’t much running, again going into the power work less fatigued.
For those that are coaching teams, you will be amazed at how adding in something as simple as a med ball, lifts the energy levels of the group and the focus that these exercises brings.
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