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Old February 9, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Default LIVE and EXCLUSIVE Discussion with National Strength and Conditioning CoachGrant Luden

We have yet another treat for you. National Fitness Trainer, our strength and conditioning coach, Grant Luden has also agreed to join BC and answer fan questions.

Our admonishments to you are the same ones we made when Coaches Ian Pont and Julien Fountain joined us.

Do respect their time and privacy. It is our privilege that they have decided to spend some valuable time with us. Let us not abuse this gesture.

Grant Luden is a South African who has extensive experience as a cricket coach, trainer and fitness advisor. He had been head coach and manager at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa.

He has a degree in sport and exercise technology and completed a national diploma in sport and exercise technology from Technikon Pretoria. He has also worked as a fitness trainer of the Karnataka Cricket Academy in 2005, and has been a coach and fitness specialist for 17 years.

Please welcome Grant to the forum!

Do remember:
Please note that this thread is meant for your questions for the coach and his answers only. Please do not engage in discussions with other members that could derail the thread and lead to an unpleasant reading environment. Posts of such nature will be removed and their authors dealt with accordingly.
Note: Grant is NOT the physio so please do not bring up Mashrafe issues here.
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Old February 9, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Welcome to BC and thank you for giving us your precious time. How are our boys compared to the rugby boys in England, SA, NZ or Aus? Strength, Stamina, Speed, Agility etc.

Do we have athletes in our team? Who in your opinion, pound for pound the best.

Best wishes to you and the team.
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Old February 9, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Grant,

You have been with Bangladesh for quite a while now, you have seen them through thick and thin, how has your time been with the tigers?
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Old February 9, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Great to have your here Grant Luden!

I am interested to know:

1. If we scale the required fitness level of cricketers from 1 to 10, how Bangladesh will stand as a team (overall fitness level of Bangladesh)?
2. What Bangladesh will rank (fitness wise) among the participating teams in WC?
3. Would you please name few 'most' improved players considering fitness?

Thanks in advance.......enjoy your stay at BC!
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Old February 9, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Grant,

Welcome to BC! Thanks for your time.

How do you deal with fitness when our players eat so much rice (carb)?

How long is your contract?

Thanks.
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Old February 9, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Hi Grant,

Great to have you with us. I was wondering if you look at bowlers and batsmen differently under your training. For example, are batsmen asked to perform more upper body exercises, and bowlers more cardio? Or is the focus more on getting all the players an all-round workout?

Also, are there any exercises that you feel every athlete, regardless of sport, should do?

Thanks!
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Old February 9, 2011, 10:42 PM
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Hi Coach,

A Boys High ex-student here!

Anyways my questions:

1. Who can bench press more?
2. Who got six packs?
3. Who got the strongest calves?
4. Who can give more pushup or always win arm wrestling?

Thanks. Hope I am asking the right questions. I am confused between Physio and Fitness Trainer.
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Old February 9, 2011, 10:43 PM
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welcome aboard, Coach!

Does cricket require different training regimens for different types of players? i.e is there a difference between the work outs you assign a specialist pace bowler vs a specialist spinner?

How about a difference between a specialist pacer and a specialist batsman? How about spinning all rounder vs pace all rounder?

And to echo Zeeshan above, who benches the most, and how much can he bench? My guess is Tamim or Rubel leads the way.

Thanks.
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Old February 9, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Hello Mr. Luden,

1) can you elaborate on the national cricket teams workout routine...

2) How many workout days? Is the training comparable with any other sport such as American football, Baseball?

3) Who can squat and Dead-lift more?

4) How does the Bangladeshi training facilities compare with those of the western world?

5) Also, do they take whey protein powder? (or other proper nutrition)? because many players seem very skinny.

Thank You for taking my questions.
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Old February 9, 2011, 11:38 PM
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- are you doing anything to get some muscle mass for shafiul - he seems too skinny for a fast bowler.
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Old February 9, 2011, 11:50 PM
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Welcome Coach,
It's a pleasure to have you among us. My questions for you are:

1) For a right handed batsman, which major muscle group should he focus on?
2) Also, for a leg spinner, which muscle group should be the main focus?
3) What is the cardio routine for our National players? Does it consist of mainly Interval training?

Thanks Coach!
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Old February 10, 2011, 01:37 AM
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having the time of my life at BC these days hehe

grant, what do you think of the bangladeshi diet? rice and curry 2-3 times a day?
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Old February 10, 2011, 01:40 AM
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A very warm welcome to Banglacricket dear coach Luden!

All the best to you coach and the Tigers!

Go Bangladesh!
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Old February 10, 2011, 02:02 AM
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Hi Grant,

Q. Bangladeshi athletes often struggle with Stamina. It has been seen that after running for 20-30 odd runs, batsmen seem to be out of breath. This is one of the reasons why they get out mid 30s-40s hitting 4s/6s only to avoid running. What is your take on this issue ? how do you approach to resolve this problem ? thanks.

Best of luck for the CUP !
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Old February 10, 2011, 02:13 AM
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Hi Grant,

Welcome to BC. I read an anecdote of Chaminda Vaas that he spent off-season building up muscle, doing heavy lifting, going on protein diet, etc. And then during season he focused on tone and cardio. Do you subscribe to such a regimen for our players?
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Old February 10, 2011, 02:28 AM
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Hi Coach,
welcome to BC, its a pleasure having you here.hope you enjoy your stay
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Old February 10, 2011, 04:21 AM
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Hi Grant
Welcome to BC.
My question-
* What is your best moment working for Bangladesh cricket?
* Breakfast is an important part of fitness.. Talking about our traditional breakfast they are not that healthy. Do our cricketer still eating those bangla breakfast or how they adopt themselves with breakfast like cereals, oats, wholemeal breads etc?

* have you ever tried our bangla breakfast?
off topic- I saw your pics in FB and I can tell you enjoying your visit in Bangladesh. specially the picture you wearing lungi was really funny.
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Old February 10, 2011, 06:36 AM
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Hello Grant! Great to have you here.
WC to BC!

- What's your experience with the boys as a whole? How much difference you feel you have done by the value addition from your part?
- How is your Dhaka life experience? How do you pass your leisure time here?
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Old February 10, 2011, 07:23 AM
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Hello Grant, Welcome to BC!!!
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Old February 10, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Note: Grant let me know that he will start answering as soon as he gets some free time. Don't worry, he will be here soon.
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Old February 10, 2011, 01:52 PM
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Hiya Grant...
Who in out bowling department has the best Stamina? (fast bowling, and spin bowling)?
What is the average amount of excercise a player must get in order to be a international cricketer?
And who is the fittest batsmen?
Cheers boss
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Old February 12, 2011, 06:59 AM
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Old February 12, 2011, 07:10 AM
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Shakib if he bats for some time and score a 50 he looks like all drained with minimum energy left..do u think all of our players have this fittness problem?..if so how can we overcome this?
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Old February 12, 2011, 12:06 PM
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looks like the Bangladesh trainer is the busiest out of all the coaches. Who would have thought?
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Old February 14, 2011, 09:58 PM
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Good morning gentleman. its a real privelage to share my thoughts and ideas with the public regarding strength and conditioning. I hope to answer as many questions regarding this topic during the world cup and beyond.

Today is our second warm up match agaisnt pakistan and should be an exciting match for us. i hope you are all there to support the team.

kind regards,
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