I started to work with Jamie at the end of the 2012/13 season after speaking to Kieran Tripper who played at Burnley with me. Trips told me that he worked with Jamie at Fitness Experience in the previous pre season and knew a few other players that trained with him and they all highly recommended him.
Following a short break I started to work with Jamie and we trained for about 5 weeks. The first week Jamie did a few sessions to help me get back used to working at a high intensity at which point then started to target the specific areas I wanted to improve. These included speed, power and strength. The programme was structured around my precise needs and I even had to do a couple of sessions over face time during a short break in Marbella.
During the training we focussed initially on technique and then moved onto power and strength work, this is an area that we don’t really work on during the season, with the aim of enhancing my personal body performance . We did a balance of sessions in the gym, running and sprint work along with plyometric sessions and Pilates.
People ask me if I improved because of this and all I need to do is show my results. I increased my weights capacity (squats, dead lift etc) overall by around 20% each and as for speed work and speed endurance I improved on my ‘Yoyo’ test when I got back to the club by 6 levels on last season. The fitness coaches and the manager commented on my high fitness levels when I got back and asked what I had been doing to build this over summer. They were very impressed with my improvement in all areas.
"I have worked with Jamie for a few years both pre and during season.We worked on improving my strength and power for the step up to the Premier League and now continue to work on my fitness each pre-season. The Sessions are great and I massively felt the benefit almost straight away. I would recommend going to see Jamie if you want to take your sport seriously and make the next level. Thanks for your help."
“Working with Jamie and Josh at FX helps me stay sharp and has helped me prepare for my new season. We have just finished our pre- season strength and power programme and I managed to significantly improve by around 30% on most of my lifts, and also drop body fat and gain muscle. I cant tell you how good it has been for me I simply couldn’t have done it without their help and support in a private fitness centre. Thanks Guys!”
I did really well in my first season at Burnley. I think everyone was wondering whether it was just a one-off season and whether I could do well again. In the first few games I just wasn’t myself.I felt like I was overweight and that got to me a bit. When the new manager came in he recognised what was wrong.
"At this Point I decided it was time to get some expert help with my fitness and was recommended to see Jamie at The Fitness Experience to help me prepare for the season. I’ve done well for myself and my body this summer, I’ve treated it well. I could feel myself flying.
This season is going to be even better for me I think. The fans and the manager are going to see the best of me. This pre-season has been one of the toughest pre-seasons that I’ve ever done. I already feel fitter than I’ve ever been thanks to Jamie & FX.”