When Tottenham Hotspur Football Club invited me to train like a premier footballer (or soccer player as they are in America) at their state-of-the-art training venue, The Lodge, I experienced a world class facility that combined some of the greatest fitness and nutrition minds that area.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has a team of performance specialists who leave no stone unturned when it comes to providing their players with all the tools they need to stay at the top of one of the most challenging leagues in the world.
The Special One was able to lead Spurs to sixth place in the 2019-20 English Premier League season, two places above rival Arsenal in north London but still two places below a coveted spot in the Champions League. Their success was no doubt aided by the emphasis on quality exercise and nutrition witnessed at The Lodge.
At the lodge, I was able to experience the sacrifice and dedication required to play football at such an elite level and was given the rare opportunity to learn firsthand the scientific and athletic theories that make up the culture of London's richest football club to learn. Becoming a football legend is more than just being in control of the ball. Top football professionals also need to master a variety of off-field health issues to achieve their full potential.
Would you like to learn more? Amazon Prime Video's critically acclaimed All or thing series will air its final season on August 31, covering Spurs' 2019-20 season. The show began tracking the NFL's Arizona Cardinals in 2016 and has since documented the Dallas Cowboys. LA Rams and Manchester City the EPL.
Last season offers an unprecedented glimpse into Tottenham's locker room and training facilities as it tackled a season's troubles made by the sacking of former manager Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho's arrival at the club, the impact of Covid-19 on the EPL season and much more was marked.
Before you check out the documentaries, let's get a glimpse of the club's training tactics by reading our story.