Colchester United players using mobile app to keep fit
COLCHESTER United sports scientist Perry Blanchette has revealed a mobile phone fitness app is helping to keep the club’s players in trim for when they eventually return to League Two action.
The U’s players have all been given individual programmes to adhere to while they are waiting for the resumption of the EFL season, after it was suspended until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Colchester’s players have been unable to train together as normal but are keeping sharp as individuals, with the Strava app helping them record their running and bike drills on a daily basis.
The app provides data on the players’ intensity, pace and distance and helps fitness guru Blanchette provide the relevant feedback, as the U’s squad attempt to keep fit.
Blanchette said: “They all log on before they do their running and they’ve been having group chats every day.
“We know what our goals are and what’s to come.
“They’re fit lads anyway and everyone is on the ball.
“They’ve got the volume of work done and now it’s a case of getting that intensity up, for when they eventually come back.
“Everyone is geared up to commencing the business end of the season.
“It’s a weird feeling; we were so busy with our training schedule and it’ll be weird when we go back, whenever that might be but hopefully playing games in May and June.
“I put together a workout and core programme for ...
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