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TRAINING: Monday 6th December 2021


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4 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

Luke has built a lot of credits with respect to the condition he came back from last year's offseason. He was in ripper nick.

Thanks for that. I wasn't aware how jackson fared last pre-season coming from break.

Pickett was the story for sure.

But given both their ages it augurs well for Jason Taylor's judgement and the due as individual characters. And not a peep out of the media because it isn't a story.

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1 hour ago, Flower Magic said:

It baffles me that the clubs (not just Melbourne) force their players to run time trials on hot days like this in direct sun. Hey fitness guy, it will be 10 degrees cooler tomorrow! Why risk the players' health? Lever's collapse comes as no surprise. We are coming out of winter and spring. No one is yet accustomed to today's conditions. And there will be very few days like this between March and September next year. Really annoyed about this lack of flexibility and common sense. 

Because on game day, matches aren't postponed because its too warm 

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8 hours ago, Demonland said:

Looks like they aren't doing the time trials at the Tan this year.

Yep explains why I couldn't find them, silly of me to assume the time trial would be in the regular local.

Probably worked out the best as I was suffering from a case of wine flu.

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3 hours ago, Flower Magic said:

I stand corrected on the distance but they were most definitely time trials, not drills, as per Jack Viney yesterday: "Ahead of the session on Sunday, midfielder Jack Viney said: "He [Griffith] wants to make his mark pretty early and he's got us training really hard at the moment. There's a bit of nervous energy about the (1km) time trials."

The hint was in the word "trials" There where 4 of them. Looks like Selwyn is a fan of interval training. Go and then go again, then go again and go again. Not many sides could run with us in the second half this season, I think they intend to keep it that way.

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47 minutes ago, dworship said:

The hint was in the word "trials" There where 4 of them. Looks like Selwyn is a fan of interval training. Go and then go again, then go again and go again. Not many sides could run with us in the second half this season, I think they intend to keep it that way.

Would love to see the individual results. For hardened distance runners, one km intervals or repetitions with a one minute rest between each rep is a stock standard session. Marathon runners will do 8-10 reps, 5k and 10k runners commonly do 6 reps. So for a trained runner, 4 reps is not a big ask, even on a hot day. But for big bodied footballers, I imagine 4 reps would be very challenging and even more so in hot weather. Kudos to all the guys who got it done.

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

I run almost every day between 6 and 10km. The first hot day of this summer season I almost passed out and it was only 24 or 25 degrees. Not quite passed out but I struggled. I have since got used to it.

24/25 degrees? That’s a cold winters day in SEQ

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5 hours ago, Flower Magic said:

It baffles me that the clubs (not just Melbourne) force their players to run time trials on hot days like this in direct sun. Hey fitness guy, it will be 10 degrees cooler tomorrow! Why risk the players' health? Lever's collapse comes as no surprise. We are coming out of winter and spring. No one is yet accustomed to today's conditions. And there will be very few days like this between March and September next year. Really annoyed about this lack of flexibility and common sense. 

A lot of fitness coaches like to test players in warmer conditions to gauge their fitness and how their body adapts to stress. When I returned from Christmas holidays for the Army we'd do time trials every year the first day back and that was in Darwin and Townsville... being put through hell in 30+ degree heat and the humidity is unbearable. Based on our times, the fitness staff can adjust our training regime based on the time we got in time trials. 

Conditions may be easier tomorrow, but summer generally isn't that cool, so we should be training to normal summer conditions. 

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