Aliens Cricket Team – Fitness Training

The `Aliens´ Cricket Team play 1st division cricket in the Norwegian National League. I have recently started practicing again in the nets with the team on Fridays, and this week we started the fitness training. I take the sessions at Bislett Stadium in Oslo on Tuesdays 18:00. In the first session we focused on shoulders and back posture as well as cricket movements and running and catching tests, finishing with running the stadium stairs. Tim had a heart rate monitor at maxed out at 173 bpm, good work!!!

Here is the session in detail:

Jog 1000m

Shoulders and Back Circuit, 2 sets.
10 x 90 Degree wall squat – Flat back, raise arms against wall, thumbs up
10 x The Ball – Fingers under toes, back straight
10 x Sumo´s – Arms to sides and front
10 x Prayer Squat – Press hands together & twist
10 x Thriller´s – 90 Degrees arms & shoulders
10 x Around the World´s – Thumbs up, arms off floor, pole under abs must slide

Resisted Cricket Movements (using rubber band)
20 x Pull shot each side
20 x Drive shot each side, off drive, straight, off drive
20 x Sweep shot each side.
20 x Bowling extension, small movements at the top.


Catching 300´s Time limit 5 mins (300sec)
100 x Left hand throw & catch against wall
100 x Right hand ” ”
100 x Left to right ” ”
Ryan 4m 22sec
David 4m 58sec
Tim 278 catches

10 Runs fast as possible (week 1 is 10m wicket, plus 2 m per week up to 20m)
Simon     25 sec
Tim        26 sec
David        26.5 sec
Ryan        27.2 sec

6 x Stadium stairs.

Simon, Ryan, David & Tim


About Simon Hunt

As a professional for over 15 years with a strong academic background, Simon has developed dynamic style of personal training. Effective, functional training routines, tailored towards your personal health and fitness goals are what he loves to work towards. This style of training is based around a wealth of experience that includes, working with numerous World and Olympic athletes, developing Norwegian sport champions, preventing heart problems and other diseases through exercise as a medicine, as well as countless private clients. www.sihunt.wordpress,com As professional athlete and personal trainer, i have over 24 years experience in athletics where my expertise lie in the jump events and sprints. I also have knowledge of basketball and gymnastics. I have 15 years experience working as personal trainer 6 of which as an exercise physiologist training heart patients, ranging from angina to transplant, as well as many other specialised conditions i.e. diabetics etc.
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