Cricket Fitness : Plans and Programmes

This section will be headed up by Greg King, our specialist cricket fitness coach. Greg has a masters degree in sports science and is a specialist in human movement and strength and conditioning.

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Greg was with the Indian Cricket Team for four years, working with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and M.S.Dhoni.

He is now the conditioning coach with theĀ  South African Team.


In order to optimise performance a cricketer must do more than simply work on cricket skills and technique, they need to look at various aspects of their preparation over and above skills training.

These strength and conditioning programs and routines focus on physical conditioning for cricket.

Cricketlab provides you with basic methods for improving your physical conditioning.

The purpose is not to give a detailed account of training terms and methodologies, it is simply to give basic information and provide fitness routines that can be used to get fit for your discipline.

The repetitions are a guideline, if you cannot manage all the reps, then do as many as you can, sensibly, whilst still holding good form.

Disclaimer: As with all physical activity there is the chance of injury, if you have a pre-existing physical condition then please check in with your doctor first.

If you are under the age of 18, check with a qualified strength and conditioning coach (biokineticist) as to your physical readiness, when you are young your bones are growing, taking loads on the spine and growing joints can cause long term problems.

So, be careful, wear the right clothing and shoes and if in doubt, do body weight reps.

Cricketlab cannot be held liable for injury or illness from the advice given on these pages.

Warm Up

Strength Program:Fitness Level 1 Routine

Strength Program:Fitness Level 2 Routine

Cricket Fitness Plan: Work Capacity

Fitness Plan: Cricket Work Capacity Routine 1

Fitness Plan: Cricket Work Capacity Routine 2

Fitness Plan: Cricket Work Capacity Routine 3

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Richard Pybus

About Richard Pybus

I'm Richard Pybus, I've coached Pakistan, Bangladesh, Middlesex, Titans and the Cape Cobras in South Africa and the goal of this site is to help you to play winning cricket.