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by Chinmoy Roy & Cricket World Friday 5 June 2020
Come what may they have to play soccer in the warm up, either before a net session or a match day. EPL in England has a global appeal. No wonder that a Butler or Stokes relish the game. The likes of M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli are decent footballers.
And of course, addicted to the game. The common belief across cricketers from all levels is that it relaxes the mind. Then the team bonding comes into play. Having agreed to all the arguments, one puzzle that’s hard to crack is why no other sport uses a different sport during their warm up. Why don’t a Roger Federar warm up with a basketball in hand?
Soccer, indeed can be of immense help in developing cardiovascular conditioning of any sportsperson, including a cricketer. Playing the game for 45 minutes makes one cover a distance more than what he would run in a conventional conditioning training day. My take is that once a week during the lockdown phase or under normal circumstances a cricketer can use football as a training tool.
Exercise 1(Core strengthening)
Seated Russian Twist and chest pass with footballTarget: Strengthening the anterior core muscles like TVA, obliques & muscles of chestTechnical cue: Keep the body little incline. Back flat and legs in the air.Reps and sets: 20 X3 Plank Roll out on footballTarget: Strengthening the anterior core muscles like TVA & scapula stabilityTechnical cue: Keep the body parallel to the ground. The head, t-spine and hip in one straight lineReps and sets: 12 X3One leg bridge and leg abduction on footballTarget: Strengthening the glutes, hamstrings and posterior core musclesTechnical cue: Keep the hip and chest in one straight line. Abduct the leg according to your level of flexibility without compromising on posture. Reps and sets: 12 X3
2. Conditioning drill
Set up Take 4 markers. Place one at the start and one at a distance of 20 metres. Place two markers at the Centre to create a small gate. Target: Developing VO2 max/Cardio-respiratory endurance Technical cue: Run at a low intensity with the ball till the centre. Run hard to finish and back to centre. Shuttle sequence: After first 4 shuttles rest 6 seconds Then run 6 shuttles and rest 10 seconds Then run 8 shuttles and rest 10 seconds Then run 10 shuttles and rest 3 minutes
Repeat the procedure 3 times