Walcott is in great form! Loving his transformation!
This is the Weekly Review for the 28th – 3rd of Feb 2013.
I feel good. I feel good training, I’m having heaps of fun playing because I’m as good as I have ever been. Gym workouts are getting more enjoyable and easier. Being stronger means you can take players on and try things without fear if you collide with the player.
I just feel from the last two trainings I have reached a stage where I’ve become a ‘standout’ in training (talked about trying to become a standout back in June
!), and that I now need to show my ability in a proper game where it really counts, week in week out. I hope this is not just a phase of “good form” but the actual, new and improved Nick Humphries I’ve talked about in my past posts.
I think what the contribution to this ‘refreshed’ me is the fact I have been getting more sleep in the last 1-2 months than I have had in years. With school out and business ventures flat, I’m beginning to realize what it feels like to be bored again and though it’s a little depressing, it’s giving me more time to focus on football and more rest.
Today is Monday, I talked to Mike Kolf today at his football academy grounds. I think originally he was thinking like, “what the hell is he doing here?” I don’t think he remembers me asking him if I could come in and use his facilities and him answering that I could. I wasn’t expecting a beautiful facility or anything, it’s all quite basic but I guess it works. I found out the other day through his website that Mike has produced a massive 170+ professional players in 6 years! I think most of these “pros” are kids getting into football academies, but still that number is astonishing. Reading through his website more, there’s talk of a partnership with him and Liverpool! I think he is one of the go to guys in the Netherlands for players so I respect the guy a lot and if there was ever a top guy for connections, he’d be that guy! Anyway, I ended up having a quick gym workout there because Nico was so sore from yesterdays game with the second team of Zeeburgia. It will be interesting how this week pans out and if I can continue going back to train at his academy grounds.
Long term goal
Play professionally by end of summer 2013
Short term goals
1. be more explosive
General comment: Really focusing my workout exercises on more dynamic, explosive ones. Focus less on the arms now.
2. quicker plays
General comment: really trying to replicate the amount of time on average you would have in the premier league for a touch and a shot.
3. Be stronger on and off ball
focusing on this
General comment: This apparently was one of my biggest weaknesses and now I feel it’s turning into one of my biggest strengths. I get excited now to barge players away and shoulder charge, it’s fun!
4. Build LinkedIn network
keeping on adding, but not really any new, interesting contacts added this week.
Plan & Checklist
– Do 15 hours of work!