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Guest Blog - Pre performance routines for fast bowlers

Posted by Steffan Jones on Sunday, March 17, 2013, In : Research 
By Adam Kelly (PhD student in sport psychology, researching pre performance routines in elite cricket batting)

Pre performance routines are used by athletes in a variety of sports from basketball to rugby union. Pre performance routines can assist in improving concentration, confidence, attention, motivation and most importantly performance. But what should I be thinking? What behaviours or actions should I be doing? Will it really help me perform better? 

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Fast Bowling Workshop

Posted by Steffan Jones on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Bowling Workshop 

Any budding fast bowlers please take note. April this year, two highly qualified fast bowling specialists will be holding a 2-day workshop at Wellington school Somerset .This is a unique opportunity that will not happen elsewhere. It is a chance to be coached and trained by a level 4 coach and a level 3 & UKSCA accredited strength and conditioner. All your needs will be covered, both technically and Physically. Your action will be videoed and analysed from which a tailor made S&C program will...

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Try it in the Gym! Back workouts for Bowling fast

Posted by Steffan Jones on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Workout Tips 

Today Back session 13 th Feb
A1. Hang clean 6 x 3
A2. Pull ups 6 x 3
B1. Db pullover 5 x 6
B2. Mb overhead throw 5 x 6/2kg
C. Lat pull down 3 x 10 mechanical drop set

Great for fast bowlers. Ill try everything first before I recommend a session.

All bowlers should now be easing off from Heavy pressing, focusing more on RFD and speed work. You should still be doing heavy , max strength work for your back. I found you can bowl through DOMS in your Lats but you cant when you have DOMS in the...

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Bowling workshop with 15 year Old Adil

Posted by Steffan Jones on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Bowling Workshop 

This is one of the bowlers I train - Aadil Rashid. His explosive power and natural whip in his whole body during the med ball drill is mind blowing. Key to fast bowling is:


·         Large trunk flexion 

·         Braced front leg,

·         Large delivery stride,

·         Ball is let go later (pecs are stretched & SSC used)

Adil Bowling

He has all these characteristics. Combine this with a good family, great attitude and natural athleticism in other sports. I'm confident t...

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About Me

Steffan Jones My name is Steffan Jones. I'm a former County player/coach (Somerset CC, and Derbyshire CC, ECB Level 3 & UKSCA Certified) and a Strength & Conditioning expert. My cricketing career as a fast bowler lasted 20 years, taking 387 wickets, 256 (First A) wickets in the process. I firmly believe that it is my work ethic and Strength & Conditioning methods which helped me to run in hard, bowl fast everytime; to last long and overcome the injuries as a fast bowler.