Ever wondered what happens during pre-season to get players ready for the new season?
About what strategies are in place for injury prevention, nutrition and recovery?
Following Rui Santos, Fitness Coach with the Royals throughout the pre-season tour in Spain and understanding the aspects of work that go into pre-season to ensure players - and even staff - are physically and mentally ready for the new campaign.
Being part of the Portuguese contingent here at Reading Football Club, Rui's responsibilities include setting the players' fitness regimes to iron out any potential issues, and to develop the players' mobility and stability with a wide array of exercises and training. This, partnered with the various physiotherapists and doctors, ensure the squad's welfare is sustained and advanced.
When asked about how pre-season prep went out in Spain, Rui replied: “I think we are doing a good job, and all the people involved are trying their best to improve the fitness levels of all players.”
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