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WELCOME TO FITNESS 4 CRICKET

Fitness 4 Cricket is the leading Cricket fitness web site. An essential resource for ambitious players and coaches, the site is packed with over 200 pages of the latest cricket fitness information. The aim of Fitness 4 Cricket is to enhance your performance and reduce your chances of injury.

mIS FITNESS IMPORTANT FOR CRICKET?

Cricket is a deceivingly demanding sport; players spend a long day on their feet, there are periodic fast sprints when batting, chasing down a ball, and bowling, plus various dynamic movements such as leaping, throwing, and turning quickly. Plus, you don't want to be tired when facing a fast bowler!!

CRICKET FITNESS IN THE NEWS....
ICC High Performance Manager Richard Done has stressed Associate countries must make fitness a top priority if they want to be competitive. Done was echoing the comments of Scotland coach Andy Moles, currently working as head coach at the ICC's Winter Training Camp (WTC) in Pretoria, who said that players have to become fit to play cricket rather than getting fit by playing cricket.

"It really is vital that all players with aspirations to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup increase their base levels of fitness because that will allow them to realise their potential. It will allow them to maintain their level of performance for longer, increasing their concentration and endurance, and that is something each player will have to do if they want to do themselves justice on the world's biggest cricketing stage."

 
 
mWHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF CRICKET FITNESS?

The Fitness Elements (left column) provide a detailed analysis of each component of cricket fitness. Each section introduces the fitness element and provides you with tips and sample drills for you to consider. There are also 7 fitness tests to choose from plus guidelines on losing weight, gaining muscle, avoiding injury and fuelling your match day performance.

 
 
mWEB SHOP

Our comprehensive Fitness 4 Sport Web Shop stocks the latest cricket fitness products. Choose from fitness equipment, sports supplements and a range of highly recommended books from Human Kinetics.

 
 
mDEVELOP YOUR CRICKET STAMINA!

Cricket is not a continuous steady state sport - there are frequent changes in running speed and intensity of effort, plus various strength and power movements like smashing the ball and leaping for a catch. Learn about interval training, cross training, heart rate monitoring and much more...

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mWHAT IS CORE STABILITY FOR CRICKET?

Core stability allows you to hit harder and bowl faster by enhancing your ability to control arm and leg movement. The 'core' is the origin of movement and the foundation for safe and dynamic cricket.
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mCOACHING STRATEGIES

Coaching cricket at any level requires a selection of coaching skills ranging from match analysis and planning sessions to developing team spirit and dealing with officials, for which coaches need a variety of communication qualities. Click here for more info...

 
 
mLATEST INJURY PREVENTION DRILLS

Lower-back problems, hamstring strains, and tendon inflammation are just a few of the injuries that often result from having poor technique or weak stabilising muscles, or from simply failing to warm up correctly.
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mCRICKET FITFILES

The Fitfiles are your 'one stop shop' for a complete range of fitness drills. Each Fitfile contains a specific collection of drills with guidelines and images that you can choose from to devise sessions or programmes for yourself or your team. Click here for more info...

 
 
FEATURE PRODUCT - THE CORE WORKOUT

The Core Workout: A definitive guide to swiss ball training. 144 pages. The Core Workout presents an advanced and definitive guide to Swiss ball training. This highly respected text includes over 250 illustrations of Swiss ball exercises to help you develop core stability and maximise your power, speed and control potential for cricket.

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© Fitness 4 Cricket 2005. Fitness 4 Cricket is part of the Fitness 4 Sport network of web sites. The author and Fitness 4 Sport LLP take no responsibility for injuries caused by attempting the exercises presented on this web site. Fitness 4 Sport LLP recommends that you always learn new exercises under the guidance of a professional and consult your GP before you start

 
 



 
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FACT FILE

Teams like Australia are renowned for their fitness. However, more recently other nations have placed greater emphasis on fitness training, having realised the importance and benefits of increased fitness on cricket performance and injury prevention.

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A secret to injury prevention is to maintain mobility throughtout the day - so that you are ready for that explosive catch or ball chase .