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.