Need help with fitness!
Hi guys, I am trying my hardest to get into my county side, and if I'm gonna make it I am going to need to stand out, fitness being the best way. I believe I have the talent to make it but with 0 fitness who will want that... So, whats the best way to do this baring in mind I need CARDIO and I do go to school?!
What are your fitness levels like now?
Well I'm not exactly fat, I am quite healthy and such, don't have a six pack or huge arms, bit flabby round the belly, but county only want to fittest...
Originally Posted by edynamo
can you do the fitness tests with your club coach?
Loads of help in the web fitness wise.
If you can get your hands on a hart rate monitor that would help you do the most effective training, But getting fit does take lot's of work and dedication.
Interval training either on a bike, rowing machine or running.
Run on a regular basis (4 or 5 times a week), but don't start out too difficult, you'll just burn yourself out. Short 2-3km routes are fine, and you'll eventually build up a desire to run further. Taking up a conditioning-oriented martial art (e.g Wushu Kung Fu) can help with mental strength, fitness and flexibility, among other things too.
Slowfinger try men's health spartacus workout. Its a circuit workout and trains body movements used in cricket. All you need is a pair of dumbbells. Try it for a month you will see a big change in your fitness.
The Spartacus Workout
Exercise description:Spartacus: Blood and Sand "Official Workout!" - YouTube
Thanks people, some great advice coming. came 24th out of 65th in my school so gotta up it a bit methinks.
If you are looking for cricket-specific fitness then short distance sprinting is much better than long distance running. It emulates more realistically what you do on the field.
You can just do sprints a couple of times a week, or if that is a bit boring you can use a tape called BATEX to do your running during nets.