The Shrimps returned for pre season on Wednesday, check out what the players have been up to so far
THE Shrimps returned to pre season training on Wednesday and here is a lowdown on what has been happening so far.
The squad were back in for the first time for a team meeting. The kits were distributed and then some fitness/power tests were carried out with body fats and heart rates recorded.
The players were back in for an early morning prehab session focusing on ankle and pro perception work, core stability and injury prevention. This is something the side will be looking to do most mornings throughout the season.
From there half mile runs at the training ground followed with boss Jim Bentley saying: “This is a very physical session that we’ve done over the past four seasons. It’s a real tough session physically but also phsycologically. It brings the group together because they’re worked really hard and they pull together and encourage each other.”
Some technical work with the ball was next. This was very light just enough to get the players back in their boots and having touches of the ball. After lunch the players were in the gym for an upper body weights session as they continue their pre season regime which usually involves two or three sessions per day in the early stages.
The players carried out their prehab work and then went down to the training ground for some seven minute runs where they work for 15 seconds then rest for 15 seconds. Each distance is determined by each player’s fitness level.
Again there were technical ball work sessions, which were carried out either side of the running work.
Recovery work at the ground followed in the afternoon that involved gym work, massages and ice baths.
The morning’s prehab session was followed by light physical work at the training ground which included 60 metre strides then plenty of possession based games in the morning, followed by a lower body session in the gym back at the Globe in the afternoon.
Talking about the opening few days Bentley said: “The lads are in good spirits, everyone’s come back in great physical shape and we’re very pleased with the signs after the summer break.
“There’s one or two little bits of stiffness about after the first couple of days but that’s usual for pre season but there are a lot of positives
“The training ground’s in really good condition. The groundsmen have done really well with it. We’re just praying for a little bit more rain to soften it up.
“The lads will be off on Sunday for a bit of rest, and we’ll be back in Monday.”