Friday, 21 August 2009

Barca B: Luis Enrique's hard training sessions

Catalan sports paper Sport described Luis Enrique's pre-season with Barca Athletic. They started their pre-season in El Montanya for eleven days, with two to three training sessions each day.

The players started 7 am. to run around a nearby golfpitch, with only one glass of juice and some few biscuits before they started. The objective was to reduce their amount of calories. Afterwards they ate breakfast followed by a new training, and their last training found place after dinner.

Luis Enrique also commanded his players to climb El Matagalls, which reaches 1696 m above the sea. The primary goal of this challenge was to strengthen the team spirit, and to improve their condition. When the team came back to Barcelona, they have usually had two trainings each day.

Asked about the pre-season, Enrique said: "Our pre-season is not that hard. Some of the players we had last year told me that they run a lot more now at the Primera Division club where some of them play. The training for the pre-season is kind of similar to the one we had last year. We focus on the physical, but also the tactical, and the centre of attention is always the ball."

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Anonymous said...

Military service.

yuti said...

He used to do triatlons and some ultimate runs after he retired...

Harsha said...

xavi is the future coach of barca atletic !!

fcbee said...

I don't see Xavi as a coach. Well, maybe. But Piqué will be the new Guardiola in 20 years.

Anonymous said...

pique will be club DJ in 15 years.

xaviniesta said...

^LOL isnt that his side job now :)

enrique used to have a blog before somewhere..

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