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    Weight Training?

    Hi

    I'm 14 and have been playing at a representative level now for about 3 years, I'm an opening bowler, I'm confirmed as one of the fastest bowlers at my age group in the country, I've been lifting weights for about 4 weeks, it's improved my speed ALOT, anyone do weight training?
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    Just got back from an upper body + deadlifts session myself.

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    Hard to believe that 4 weeks of weight training has considerably improved your speed. But it does help to have a solid chest as a fast bowler.

    + Jakester no one cares what you did. Respond to the question.

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    Yeah I weight train 4x a week (now it's the off season). Strength, speed, power. What's not to love?
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    I dont think that weight training at 14 is particularly beneficial to a quick bowler (especially over a 4 week period). However that is not to say that it is not without merit.

    I believe the benefit of weight training at that age is the formation of good habits that will continue as your career progresses.

    I would also add that as a player gets older the aim of weight training should not primarily be to add pace but for injury prevention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benaud View Post
    Hard to believe that 4 weeks of weight training has considerably improved your speed. But it does help to have a solid chest as a fast bowler.

    + Jakester no one cares what you did. Respond to the question.
    I did dip****. He said, does anyone here do weight training. I stated I just got back from a weights session myself, obviously assuming hes not so dumb to realise I dont need to answer with yes or no.

    Now go play in traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I believe the benefit of weight training at that age is the formation of good habits that will continue as your career progresses.

    I would also add that as a player gets older the aim of weight training should not primarily be to add pace but for injury prevention.
    Wise words indeed Goughy. The first rule is: do no harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    I did dip****. He said, does anyone here do weight training. I stated I just got back from a weights session myself, obviously assuming hes not so dumb to realise I dont need to answer with yes or no.

    Now go play in traffic.
    Oh burnnnt.

    There's no doubt your weight training consists of lifting stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benaud View Post
    Oh burnnnt.

    There's no doubt your weight training consists of lifting stuff.
    Trolling and abuse are both unacceptable and you know it, cut it out.
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    Unacceptable, Jakester. The moderators have dealt with it, and there's no excuse for racism.

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