21st April 2017
Liverpool fans were given a unique glimpse into a typical Melwood training regime this week as we brought you behind-the-scenes photographs and footage – but what was the purpose of the session? Allow us to explain…
Our snaps showed the squad and staff in the performance gym, taking part in exercise drills which comprised of stretches, resistance bands, foam rollers and some mat work.
They offered a closer look at some of the warm-up techniques used by the Reds, but what was it for?
It’s all core and flexibility work to help players understand their bodies better, according to first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “Focusing on developing your body is a powerful weapon to develop altered changes of consciousness. Nothing beats development; nothing beats feeling strong and healthy, both physically and in mind.
“Being a ‘professional’ involves many tasks and one of them is to get to know your body and its reactions. With simple exercises you can create a strong, confident and healthy body – and flexibility, core and nutrition are on the base of this.