Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pre Season Training

I want to use a team I am working with this year as a case study and forward the results and training program to you. The team is a semi professional soccer team Sydney Olympic who participate in the NSW premier league which is probably the second strongest competition in Australia after the A-League. The players were first tested in late October and given a 4 week program to complete at home and were again tested late November at the onset of the official start to training. Training comprises of 4 face to face sessions and 3 strength sessions/week. I have just completed the second 4 week block of training and can report a 7.5% increase in VO2 over this period. I am very happy with this and predict a further 3-5% increase over the next 4 weeks. I am happy to outline the training sessions if yanyone is interested and will do so at a latter date. THere have also been significant reductions in body fat, improvements in speed and agility and also improvements in verticle jump.


Rob said...

Look forward to seeing your training sessions and following your progress with this team - a great idea.


Chris said...

I'd love to read more about your training.

Thanks for all your work on this blog in the past year and all the best for 2008.



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