Just wondering if any of you guys do weight training during the cricket season and how you fit it in so as not to clash with playing/training.
I've been on a 4 day a week gym program for a few months now, but I'm finding it really tricky to combine it with training twice a week and playing on a Saturday. Upper body (mainly chest and shoulders) are pretty stiff and sore from weights which effects quality of throwing and bowling. And the fact I'm training for cricket all the time throws off my recovery and stops me from making progress in weights program.
Heard Glenn McGrath saying he only went hard on the weights during the off-season, and during the season he'd go to gym as little as possible, looking to maintain strength and muscle mass rather than improve...is that the only approach that will work or is it possible to go hard at cricket and still improve in the gym?