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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/7685903/chelsea-maurizio-sarri-bans-training-weights-ballerinas/amp/

Chelsea are the only side unbeaten in all competitions in Europe’s top five leagues.

Fascinating after the criticism Paul Clement got for banning heavy weights at Derby. I don’t see anything wrong with it personally. Players lose too much of their natural abilities and strengths using weights and weights increase the risk of injuries. Sarri is in favour of stretching, yoga and natural exercises such as push ups to increase core strength. Ryan Giggs said he doing yoga extended his playing career

Klopp said the same thing to Joe Gomez. Footballers are over obsessed with having great bodies and big muscles for beach bodies  when much of the time it’s not necessary as it is with other sports such as Rugby.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-4743068/amp/Liverpool-boss-Klopp-tells-Joe-Gomez-stop-pumping-iron.html

Maybe Paul Clement was ahead of the ball and copied what they did in European leagues?

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27 minutes ago, McLovin said:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/7685903/chelsea-maurizio-sarri-bans-training-weights-ballerinas/amp/

Chelsea are the only side unbeaten in all competitions in Europe’s top five leagues.

Fascinating after the criticism Paul Clement got for banning heavy weights at Derby. I don’t see anything wrong with it personally. Players lose too much of their natural abilities and strengths using weights and weights increase the risk of injuries. Sarri is in favour of stretching, yoga and natural exercises such as push ups to increase core strength. Ryan Giggs said he doing yoga extended his playing career

Klopp said the same thing to Joe Gomez. Footballers are over obsessed with having great bodies and big muscles for beach bodies  when much of the time it’s not necessary as it is with other sports such as Rugby.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-4743068/amp/Liverpool-boss-Klopp-tells-Joe-Gomez-stop-pumping-iron.html

Maybe Paul Clement was ahead of the ball and copied what they did in European leagues?

But on the other hand, I seem to recall tthat move upset the squad amongst other things that they didn't buy into around the time it all went pish?

 

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Guess it depends on how it’s implemented and the players you’re working with, if you walk into your first job in management and rock the boat by removing the dumbbells and the gym where players socialised in you’re going to run into issues. 

Didn’t work either as players went to gyms away from the club and did their own thing. 

In my non professional opinion each player is different, a blanket ban on all weights makes little sense when a key part of the job is to keep the players happy. 

You might want to ask your Waghorn’s to lay off the weights for a bit as he’s looking a little stocky, but if your Harry Wilson or Mason Mount wants to work on their 6 pack after training under the clubs roof and supervision from the coaches ready for the summer, is that a bad thing?

Same with food, each players diet will be managed differently, serving up the same meal and quantity to every player can’t be right.

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I remember Arthur Cox saying that Phil Gee needed to lift some weights and get stronger. Gee duly put on some muscle and was never the same again.

Arthur didn't make many mistakes, but I think that was one.

And yes, I know Cox was a football genius and I'm just a bumbling buffoon, but I still think I'm right.

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I wonder what Pulis and Rowett make of this?

Seriously,I’ve always been interested to know what sort of fitness/diet regime the players have?

I wouldn’t have thought a weights program would be a priority for footballers but could help in certain areas,especially recovering injury.

 

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I can totally understand the reasoning of this during the season. Off-season thought I'd certainly do some legs with heavy weights too.

So mostly I agree with Sarri, especially the upper body training is quite pointless with footballers, except the core of course.

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23 minutes ago, G STAR RAM said:

Based on?

Science. Weights increase strength but at the expense of other areas such as balance and there is an increased risk of injury because of extra pressure on joints and muscles on the lower body. 

If players do natural body exercises as Sarri was referring to then there is a far less risk of injury and they don’t lose their other attributes such as their speed.

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14 minutes ago, McLovin said:

Science. Weights increase strength but at the expense of other areas such as balance and there is an increased risk of injury because of extra pressure on joints and muscles on the lower body. 

If players do natural body exercises as Sarri was referring to then there is a far less risk of injury and they don’t lose their other attributes such as their speed.

And what natural abilities do they lose?

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5 minutes ago, G STAR RAM said:

And what natural abilities do they lose?

Balance, speed, agility, endurance/stamina, reduced risk of injury. All important aspects in football.

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35 minutes ago, Dimmu said:

I can totally understand the reasoning of this during the season. Off-season thought I'd certainly do some legs with heavy weights too.

So mostly I agree with Sarri, especially the upper body training is quite pointless with footballers, except the core of course.

Absolutely. I think Sarri’s argument is that players can still have a very strong core doing natural exercises such as planks and push ups.

It’s clearly working as they are the only unbeaten side in Europe’s top five leagues in all competitions.

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Don’t sit on the sidelines, let your voice be heard!

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