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England players losing 2 kg per warm weather training session as they prepare to face Italy in Manaus

3.21K   //    04 Jun 2014, 22:40 IST
England players sweat it out during their training session

The England Football team has taken the idea of practice sessions to a different level as they are reportedly losing 2 kg per warm weather training session.

Under the watchful eyes of their manager Roy Hodgson, the English Football team have been training very comprehensively as they prepare to face Italy in the humidity of Manaus, Brazil.

Roy Hodgson has made players wear three layers of clothing during many training sessions. The players have also undergone “brutal” biking exercises in heat chambers.

The goalkeeper Ben Foster said, “At St George’s Park last week we were doing double sessions.” “It’s kind of like pre-season and then, at night, we were doing bike sessions in heat chambers to get ready. Basically, you’re in a sauna on a bike. We’ve been doing half-hour sessions in there and it’s brutal, really hard work. No one’s grumbled or moaned about it. We’ve just got on with it.”

“When we were in Portugal we wore under-armour, t-shirts, zip up tops and a wet top over that. So it’s a lot of layers. When it was 22 degrees, the lads were losing two kilos in sweat in every training session: it’s all about trying to replicate the heat and humidity out there. So we’d be weighed before and after training, so you’d know how much fluid you’ve got to replace” added Foster.

England will face extreme humidity when they play Ecuador in Miami with the temperature expected to be around 28C and the humidity around 62%. Hodgson said that the team is not worried about friendlies but are only concentrating on their game with Italy and the pulsating training sessions would help the England team get acclimatized to the weather as soon as possible.  

England face Italy on 15th June 2014 in Manaus.

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