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Season 2010/11

US Tour: Micah's diary day five

  • 16 July 2010 19:31
  • Posted by Chris Bailey

Another day of hard work on day five with two sessions split between the gym and the Ronaldo field that is becoming a home from home.

The gym work was pretty standard again not so much strength work as such but concentrating on areas of the body that have been injured in the past.

In the afternoon, after the sleep of course, we came back for an open training session which was attended by Nike employees and some of our fans who live in the area.

I was told that the people who work here have a social meeting every month as ‘get to know you’ thing. It is a good idea; they all seemed pretty relaxed and interested in what we were doing and it was a good session.

People have been asking me about the gear we wear while training it is some kind of GPS device which tracks speed, movement and response and was trialled by staff members earlier in the year.

We also have to put on heart monitors for the sessions and we do that as a matter of course pretty much all season.

Something else that we did yesterday was to have blood and urine samples taken to make sure we are hydrated and that bodies are in balance. That is another regular occurrence that you get used to though a couple of the lads are a bit shy when it comes to needles.

It was nice to welcome back Joe Hart today for his first session since he left the World Cup and returned to City from being at Birmingham.

See you all tomorrow!

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