Friday, 12 April 2013
BAFANL Premiership North
Doncaster Mustangs vs. Nottingham Caesars
The new look Premiership North gets underway this weekend when last season’s number three seed Doncaster take on the Premiership new boys, the Nottingham Caesars.
It was an up and down season for the Mustangs last year as their season started with a 1-0 forfeited loss to EKP due to reasons out of their control. The Mustangs then went on to win six of their next seven games (one win courtesy of the Bergamo 5) before ending the season losing their final two games and ultimately forfeiting their playoff quarter final against the London Blitz to end the season 6-4-1 including the playoffs.
With a new HC in town, the Mustangs will be hoping for to go one better than last season and claim the Premiership North title.
Talk about being thrown in the deep end for the Caesars. A year after their 7-3 season in Division 1, the Caesars find themselves competing in the Premiership following the latest league re-alignment.
Unlike last season, the Caesars will be missing a few key players when they start their campaign this weekend thanks to the postponement of the BUAFL finals. With the likes of Danny Miller and Marcus ‘Patches’ Boswell sidelined, the Caesars may struggle to repeat their explosive start to the new season.
Prediction: Doncaster to start the season 1-0 with a four score victory over the Nottingham Caesars.
Now that I have introduced myself I am going to start talking you through my weeks in terms of nutrition and training, relating it as much as I can back to Football. I’ve got a whole wealth of knowledge at my fingertips with the Maximuscle PTs and nutritionists, and I want to share that with you.
This week of the Maximuscle Protein Project sees a shift in my goals from bulking, post season size complex, to cutting and maintenance. This meant my gym work and diet plan changed accordingly. In the gym our exercises turned from big weights, low reps and lots of sets to a steadier, cardio-inducing regime. One exercise I wanted to share with you guys was the daemon Tempo Squats! This exercise promotes muscle growth through "time under tension" and is excellent for power, explosiveness and speed which will translate directly on to the football field. Be warned though, they burn!
Here’s what you do:
1. Slowly squat down to a deep position counting 3 seconds on the way down
2. Pause at the deepest part of your squat (at least 90 degrees) for one second
3. Explode out of your deep squat as hard and fast as you can
4. 5 sets of 5 reps with 1 minute rest
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