After enjoying a well-earned day of rest in the wake of Sunday’s emphatic 3-0 victory over Scudetto-chasing Roma, the Bianconeri returned to Vinovo this morning for their first training session of the week.
Athletic work was on the agenda, with Antonio Conte taking the opportunity to run his men through specific fitness assessments in collaboration with the Mapei Research Center, under the supervision of Dr. Ermanno Rampinini.
Three different types of tests were taken: the Mignoni, CMJ and HIT. The first, which detects the build up of lactic acid, involved the players running for six minutes at 13.5km/h. The second, used to calculate muscle quality and strength, saw the squad carry out a number of jumps on a piezoelectric platform. The third and final assessment, conducted to monitor recovery ability, consisted of ten repetitions of 25 metre sprints.
Ball work is expected to return to the fore when Juventus continue their preparations for Sunday’s trip to Cagliari in this afternoon’s second training session of the day.