Arsenal players top PL GPS fitness table
Arsenal players are showing good fitness records ahead of the restart of the season.
Premier League clubs have continued to use GPS tracking equipment to track the fitness of players even after some teams returned to training earlier this week.
STATSports is one of the pioneers of GPS fitness tracking equipment in the UK, they provided services to top clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City and many others.
While speaking to SkySports, Sean O’Connor who’s co-founder of STATSports said:
“Since this COVID-19 crisis kicked in we’ve been working with a lot of the teams by providing our consumer product, the player has his own pod and vest with the data synced to their phone. It allows them to get a programme from the conditioning coaches and the data gets fired back to the coaches app.
“It shows distances, speed, high-speed running, step balance and acceleration.”
The advanced equipment is installed at the various training grounds of Premier League but the players and managers have fitness tracking application on their mobile devices which enables them and their fitness coaches to track records.
Kieran Tierney hold the top spot for the High Metabolic Load Distance (HMLD) category, ahead of his club team-mates, Hector Bellerin, Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka to make it three Arsenal players in the top four.
Ryan Shawcross, the chief commander of the cold windy evenings at Stoke during their Premier League days reached a top speed of 35.25km/h this week, not far off from speed demon, Aaron Lennon’s record for the week.
The fastest time for a professional in the past week belongs to Hearts striker Conor Washington who posted a time of 36.2km/h.
Former Tottenham’s coach Mauricio Pochettino uses the technology too. His sons Sebastiano and Maurizio often appear on the leaderboards from time to time.
Gary Cahill, James Tarkowski, Joel Ward, Leighton Baines, Ben Godfrey, and Matt Lowton are amongst Premier League stars that use the app.
Arsenal, Tottenham, and Westham are some of the clubs to have resumed training this week.