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    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?!
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    What are your fitness levels like now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edynamo View Post
    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...

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    can you do the fitness tests with your club coach?


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    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.

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    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.
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    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

    Interval timer:http://www.beach-fitness.com/tabata/...tness.com).swf

    Exercise description:Spartacus: Blood and Sand "Official Workout!" - YouTube

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    Thanks people, some great advice coming. came 24th out of 65th in my school so gotta up it a bit methinks.

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    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.
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