Power and physical fitness

Wednesday, March 22, 2017



The Pitmen continue to train intensively in the absence of internationals

On the morning of March 22, the Donetsk side held another session at the Bannikov UTK. The coaching staff organized for the team a special warm-up consisting of a set of tasks aimed at improving the pace-and-strength performance. The exercises involving the use of resistance bands looked spectacular. This kind of workload, according to the Portuguese coaches, allows to increase the player’s explosive power. The ball work included shots on target within varied range and a two-sided game across one third of the pitch.

The Orange-and-Blacks have a morning session scheduled for tomorrow, while March 24, 25 and 26 will be days off. On Monday, Shakhtar will gather the full squad at Sviatoshyn base to start preparing for the Ukrainian Premier League round 23 game against Zorya.