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PRITCH ON KEEPING FIT AT HOME

15 April 2020

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Alex Pritchard discussed home fitness and gardening

- #HTTV caught up with Alex Pritchard
- Town attacking midfielder discussed staying fit and healthy
- Watch the full interview below for FREE

Huddersfield Town midfielder Alex Pritchard caught up with #HTTV and gave the lowdown on what he’s been doing to keep fit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the Sky Bet Championship suspended, Pritch has been working hard at home and keeping up with training plans to remain fit, healthy and focused.

Like many of his teammates, the attacking midfielder has had to adjust to new patterns of work in the absence of football but is keeping busy through a combination of fitness regimes and gardening.

“I’ve been ok,” said Pritch. “I’ve got myself a bike, I’ve got fields round here, so me and the Mrs have been out on runs and stuff like that to keep my strength up and to keep sharp, so when it all blows over, we can get back to business.

“I’m in dialogue with John Iga (Head of Performance), he rings me every other day and tells me what I need to do.

“We have our heartrate belts here, so you can’t get away with not doing anything. I’ve got my bike, so I’m on that either in the morning or the afternoon. When I’m not on the bike I’m out running or doing strength work.

“I’m lucky enough to have a good garden too, so I’m out in the garden a lot; it’s a hobby I like to do. There’s not much else you can do other than a bit of PlayStation, FIFA, Call of Duty with some friends.”

Typically gardening wouldn’t be a hobby associated with professional footballers, but Pritch’s love of being outdoors stretches back over time.

“At my place back home there was a lot that needed to be done. Whenever I get time to come back home, I get out there and get it going.

“I’ve been digging up trees, planting trees, relaying turf and god knows what else… loads of stuff!

“I’ll probably go back and help Rob (Head Groundsman at Canalside) out on the training pitches when I’m back!”

Prior to the pandemic, Pritch recovered from his lengthy spell on the sidelines and was involved in Danny Cowley’s match day squads.

He explained that he’s keen to use this time to build on his match fitness and be ready to go when football returns.

“I was in a really good place and probably at my fittest this season.

“At the start of the season it was difficult with injuries, I’ve got over them now and can see light at the end of the tunnel.

“I was in a bad place with injuries, I didn’t see myself getting over certain things. Now it’s started to get a lot better and now this has happened.

“There’s no point dwelling on it, I need to keep up my fitness and keep getting stronger, so it if does get back I’m ready to go straight away.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!


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