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18.07.2010 17:25

Medical tests for Monday

The squad will undergo a series of medical tests on the first day of pre-season training, including echocardiographs, electrocardiograms, strength and chiropody testing.

2009-07-09_REVISION_ANDREU_FONTALSx_MUNIESA_02.jpgThe 28 players called up by Josep Guardiola will report to the Ciutat Esportiva at 08.45 and begin their medical tests at 09.00. The players will also travel to the club’s medical facilities at the Nou Camp for some of the tests, including tests of weight and percentage of fats in the body.

Checks on hearts

2009-07-19_REVISIONES_MEDICAS_PRIMER_EQUIPO_012.JPGThe echocardiographs will be used to study the heart cavities and functioning of the valves, whilst the hearts’ general performance will be assessed by the electrocardiograms. The strength test will be used to check the overall fitness of the players and how their hearts react to the effort.
Photos: FCB archive.
Photos: FCB archive.
Once the afternoon session is complete, the squad will join the technical staff for supper at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, an encounter which is set to be a regular feature of the first part of pre-season training .

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