Last nights fitness extravaganza with new Reserve Team manager James Collis-Pritchard would have ended a number of players had they undertaken the tire-flipping and sprint combo four weeks ago, but the fitness of BSTFC's players is improving.
As we get further into pre-season, the fitness drills will be getting tougher, but it is important that this is not the only form of fitness that you are doing each week. Completing fitness on a Tuesday will only get you so far - if you want to be properly fit for the start of the season you need to do more in your own time.
Fitness in football is simple; the fitter you are, the more you enjoy it. If you are able to keep up with play throughout the game, you will find yourselves in more goalscoring opportunities, you will find yourself in a position to make that goal-saving tackle or you will have the ability to beat that last man on the wing and get a cross in.
To make sure you are properly fit to start the season, you should be aiming to complete at least three/four fitness sessions per week. These can include jogging, cycling, swimming or going to the gym for at least an hour at a time and will really help in giving you that edge over your opponent. It may even be the difference between starting a match on the pitch or starting on the bench.
So make sure you train hard over pre-season - you will thank yourself at the start of the season if you do.