Players report for pre season fitness testing

Friday 11th March 2011

Men’s First XI

Players report for pre season fitness testing

Kent captain Rob Key and his team-mates were put through their paces earlier today by Strength & Conditioning Coach Pete Kelly.

The fitness specialist initially split the players into three groups before individual assessments and then the Yo Yo test!

These tests enable Pete to see that all the players have been working hard on their individual programmes.

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace, said: “Fitness in cricket is much more important now so the players concentrate on staying sharp all year round. When the season finished, they used DW Sports Fitness and generally looked to stay in good shape. The game has moved on and you can no longer just look to start things up ahead of the season. The guys need to be fitter, stronger and more powerful. With only a small group, it is vitally important that the player’s general fitness levels are as good as they can be.”

Weather permitting, the players will start their outdoor work on Monday at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury.