Cricket Training 1

BOWLERS

Bowlers need an explosive action combined with the endurance to keep going for over after over. Lack of fitness will reduce your effectiveness and increase the risk of injury.

The following is appropriate for all players:


CV TRAINING

You should perform a minimum of two CV sessions per week of 45 – 60 minutes. These should be at a moderate intensity (60 – 65% of maximum heart rate) – at this rate you should be working reasonably hard, but still able to hold a conversation. Options include running, cycling, rowing, stepper, etc. Combining several of these together into a workout is a good way to build up stamina, and helps reduce boredom.


SPEED WORK

Speed workouts stress the body, and should be performed no more than twice a week. Be sure to allow a few days to recover before a match. The easiest form of speed work is shuttle runs – short runs of anywhere from 5 – 40 metres.

These will duplicate the runs you perform in a match. Practice not only standing starts, but also running starts and lying starts (as though you’ve dived for a ball and missed it). Initially perform these sprints in gym kit, then try them whilst wearing your pads and carrying your bat.


HAND EYE DRILLS
 

Throwing and catching drills are essential for developing the neuro-muscular system. Top teams practice these at all training sessions, and of course immediately prior to playing.



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