Indian cricket team handed customized indoor workout routines
All contracted players of the Indian cricket team across formats have been given customized routines to ensure they stay in top shape during this period of self-isolation in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report in IANS, strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb, who was in consultation with physio Nitin Patel, have handed players some routines. Here's more.
Routines created to meet the demands of players
The players will need to follow the routines in order to meet their demands. "The routines have been created keeping in mind the demands of the players. So, for example, a bowler will has been given exercises which work to make his core and lower body strong. Similarly, a batsman has been given exercises which also work on his shoulders and wrists."
Players to follow routines, give updates to Webb and Patel
"All the players, irrespective of whether they play red-ball cricket or white-ball cricket or all formats have been given fitness routines which they are to follow and give updates to Webb and Patel from time to time," a source said to IANS.
Workout patters on players kept in focus
The source claimed that the routines have been made keeping in mind the workout patterns. "So, for example, someone like a Kohli loves to train with weights as well. So, his routine would have weights involved like the clean and jerk and deadlifts and other exercises. While another player might be more comfortable doing free-hand exercises, so in that case" the source pointed.
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