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The dread of pre-season training looms large

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Gavin Strachan | 10:37 UK time, Tuesday, 9 June 2009

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Hi, hope you are all well.

It might be June, but having reflected on the season that has just passed, the thoughts of professional footballers are now - grudgingly - switching to getting themselves prepared for pre-season training. For most players, those words "pre-season training" are tantamount to an obscenity.

The window of opportunity for abusing your body (in moderation of course!) in terms of the food you eat and in some cases what you drink is becoming smaller each year. The need to maintain your fitness over the close-season is now a necessity as opposed to an option, which some could argue was the case in years gone by.

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