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Marcos' pre-season diary

Posted on 4 July 2008  - 12:00

First team coach Marcos Alvarez gives us an insight into pre-season training as we countdown to the big kick-off.

Marcos' pre-season diary

First team coach Marcos Alvarez gives us an insight into pre-season training as we countdown to the big kick-off.

We'll have regular updates with Marcos explaining exactly what is going on as the lads build-up their fitness for our Premier League opener at Middlesbrough on August 16.

Day 2, July 4

"On Friday we started testing," said Marcos. "We split into two groups with one group going through speed tests - a block of 30 metres - jump tests and then power tests.

"We use weightlifting weights for the power test, which is the same as the jump test, but with the weights. We increase the weight step by step. You then look at the results curve from the different weights and from that, plan future training for every player.

"The other group had endurance tests using the treadmill in the gymnasium. This is a maximum test and we were pleased with everyone. We were particularly happy with Gareth Bale, who did very well. The players in this group have six tests in total, mostly medical.

"On Saturday, the groups will switch stations and then we will up our work on Sunday."

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