09:00AM, Monday 20 April 2020
Slough Town midfielder Lee Togwell has been putting on training sessions for the Rebels’ players and management using the teleconferencing app Zoom.
The HIIT training (high intensity interval training) is similar in style to Joe Wicks’ daily morning workouts, but much tougher, according to joint manager Neil Baker.
Aside from the obvious health and fitness benefits for the players during the ongoing lockdown, co-manager Jon Underwood added that it was a great way for the squad to stay connected, with the sessions having added social and well-being benefits.
“It’s not a mandatory thing,” said Baker. “Lee is putting on the sessions as he’s a fitness coach. It’s a HIIT-type session and a number of the players have got involved. It’s been really good.
“It’s difficult times. People can go for a run, but they can’t do anything football related. But anything extra we can do is a bonus really.
“Togs’ sessions are really tough. He doesn’t give you much of a break. You’re working hard for 30/40 minutes. There are very few rest periods.
Underwood added: “It’s a good way to keep the players connected and it’s helping with the mental side of things. That’s how everyone is connecting. It’s what we’re having to do at the moment as it can be a lonely process, particularly for those who are on their own. But the lads know what they need to do to stay fit and I don’t suppose any of them are taking this period as a holiday.”
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