Red Bull Puts Ben Stokes Through His Paces
Ahead of a huge summer for cricket in England, Ben Stokes has been working tirelessly to ensure he is in the best shape of his life – as he bids to help his country in what could be a historic year for England.
Proving just what it takes to be England’s leading all-round cricketer, Ben’s passion and drive to be in the best possible form is showcased in a new Red Bull production.
The video, shot in a disused, cavernous shipping yard in Sunderland, highlights the relentless work Ben has put in behind the scenes throughout the past year to ensure he is able to provide for his team mates come this summer. With bat, ball and skills in the field, the edit gives a candid glimpse into how the Durham man taken his training to the next level.
The excitement and expectation of performing on home soil always provides an added spice, but this has only stoked the fire for a player who is renowned for his work ethic. With the summer likely to provide high pressure moments, Stokes has left no stone unturned in his training schedule – working around the clock as he hopes to play a key role at pivotal moments during 2019.
Speaking about the gruelling training session, Ben said: “All the way through my career, I’ve looked for ways to push myself harder in the gym and on the field. You can talk to any sportsperson and they will tell you it’s the hard graft in training that ultimately produces results on the field. Though it’s not your average session, the intense, repetitive nature of the exercise absolutely reflects the lengths we go to as players to help the team win.”
The film accompanies the launch of Red Bull’s Project: Pro campaign, which will allow fans of Ben to gain an insight into just what it takes to live and train like a professional. Tutorials, personalised tips and advice on diet and caffeine usage will all be available to fans looking to take their own training to the next level when the campaign launches in June.
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