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Paolo Rongoni : "The first advice I gave the players is to stay at home"

Published on 19 March 2020 at 6:19 PM
Paolo Rongoni : « Le premier conseil que j’ai donné aux joueurs c’est de rester à la maison »
Olympique Lyonnais' physical trainer, Paolo Rongoni, spoke to OL's in-house media about the players' training program during this period of confinement.

Paolo Rongoni

 

"The first piece of advice I gave the players is to stay at home. In this difficult period, all contact must be avoided. I also told them to rest well because we are in a big marathon of fixtures which started with the Coupe de France in early January; we need to rest right away. The current instructions are to rest until March 24. From this date we have planned a training program. Nothing prevents them while waiting to do daily exercises without going out to do high intensity training because it endangers their immune system and they must protect themselves. Daily from the 24th of March, they will have to work on a program. There will be low intensity running at 11-12 km/h, ab work, and weight and strength training. The goal is to make have a  recovery similar to when they resume trainin during the summer break. Except that the difference here is that we have adapted the programs because they have no space and must be able to do everything from home. "