WNT Feb 4, 2011
U.S. fitness coach Dawn Scott guides Jordan Angeli thorugh the VO2 Max
Today is a day of physical testing for the U.S. WNT. In the morning it was the VO2 max, which saw every player in camp take their turn on the treadmill in the team hotel. Most players expressed a bit of awkwardness at wearing the mask necessary for the test, but despite the fact that it looks a bit funny, the information garnered is extremely valuable to the U.S. fitness coach Dawn Scott as she endeavours to make sure the players are working at their maximum capacity, i.e., working hard but also efficiently. This afternoon, the players will do their usual battery of on-field tests which include a timed 20 and 40-yard sprint, jumping power, agility and the Beep Test. Will we see a soccer ball today? Maybe. Maybe not.
Carli Lloyd kicks it into gear during the VO2 Max test