CNT Closed Training for WTTC 2017

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Team China is currently going through it's intensive closed training before the 2017 World Championships next month!

The closed training session for World Championships 2017 is from the 3rd April to 14th June. Now the men's team is in Shenzhen and women's team in Huangshi.
As usual, the photo wall of major rivals can be seen in the training hall (photo by Coach Wu Jingping).

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The Rivals

The men's team of Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, xu Xin, Zhang Jike and Lin Gaoyuan are all focused on their rivals. They have a huge photo of their rivals on the wall in the training hall!

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Tiers listed below:

1st-tier rivals of men's team include: Jung Young Sik, Chuang Chih Yuan, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Jun Mizutani, Timo Boll, Vladimir Samsonov and Marcos Freitas.

2nd-tier: Wong Chun Ting (HKG), Tang Peng (HKG), Chen Chien-An (TPE), Koki Niwa (JPN), Jeoung Young Sik (KOR), Lee Sang Su (KOR), Stefan Fegerl (AUT), Robert Gardos (AUT), Tiago Apolonia (POR), Simon Gauzy (FRA), Alexander Shibaev (RUS)

3rd-tier: Kristian Karlsson (SWE), Par Gerell (SWE), Emmanuel Lebesson (FRA), Gao Ning (SGP), Bojan Tokic (SLO), Andrej Gacina (CRO), Panagiotis Gionis (GRE), Paul Drinkhall (ENG), Liam Pitchford (ENG), Quadri Aruna(NGR)


Balls

Liu Guoliang left Shenzhen for Huangshi and the men's team had 1-day break.

Wu Jingping said only the players who will play in WTTC are practicing with Nittaku Premium balls and others use DHS 2-star because Nittaku Premium balls are too expensive....

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Training Hall

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Here is the daily schedule of women's team:
3 training classes per day:
7:50 Breakfast
8:50-11:50 Training
11:50-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Break
15:15-16:45 Training
16:45-17:30 Afternoon meal
18:30-21:00 Training
21:10 Dinner
23:00 Lights-out


2 training classes per day:
7:30 Breakfast
8:30-12:00 Training
11:50-13:00 Lunch
15:15-18:20 Training
18:20-19:50 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Study
22:30 Lights-out
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The WTTC starts May 29. So they will have two weeks to recover from this intense training before the tournament. In sports physiology, the conventional wisdom includes that you only train super intensively for the events that are most important to you (like WTTC, Olympics). Also, a lot of sports scientists advocate that one should:


  1. Start to adjust training four to six weeks out by decreasing volume and increasing intensity.
  2. Two weeks before the tournament, further adjust intensity and volume.

The caveat is that a lot of this is based on research on athletes in more endurance based sports, and speed and power sports have people who advocate for different ideas where you train harder later (based on differences in the way fast twitch vs slow twitch fibers react to intense training).

The question I have is what is behind this? Are the players being "punished" for bad performances at ATTC as coaches try to cover their own asses (just in case)? Is this a response to media criticism in China? They are not used to losing. It is possible that this really intense training is starting too late for WTTC and therefore the taper down is too short. The real key is what are the players going to be required to do for the two weeks before the WTTC starts.

http://www1.udel.edu/ICECP/resource...es for precompetition Tapering Strategies.pdf
 
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Isn't this normal for them , are you saying they are starting the closed training too late and too close to the WTTC ?

I thought that they are used to training 6-7 hours even during their regular training , and this would not something tough for them . Also , from what I remember reading else where that third training session is really optional and not for everybody ...

The WTTC starts May 29. So they will have two weeks to recover from this intense training before the tournament. In sports physiology, the conventional wisdom includes that you only train super intensively for the events that are most important to you (like WTTC, Olympics). Also, a lot of sports scientists advocate that one should:


  1. Start to adjust training four to six weeks out by decreasing volume and increasing intensity.
  2. Two weeks before the tournament, further adjust intensity and volume.

The caveat is that a lot of this is based on research on athletes in more endurance based sports, and speed and power sports have people who advocate for different ideas where you train harder later (based on differences in the way fast twitch vs slow twitch fibers react to intense training).

The question I have is what is behind this? Are the players being "punished" for bad performances at ATTC as coaches try to cover their own asses (just in case)? Is this a response to media criticism in China? They are not used to losing. It is possible that this really intense training is starting too late for WTTC and therefore the taper down is too short. The real key is what are the players going to be required to do for the two weeks before the WTTC starts.

http://www1.udel.edu/ICECP/resource...es for precompetition Tapering Strategies.pdf
 
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Seven 1st-tier rivals of men's team include: Jung Young Sik, Chuang Chih Yuan, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Jun Mizutani, Timo Boll, Vladimir Samsonov and Marcos Freitas.

The local news said that the video clip of women's team losing to Hirano is looping in the training hall in Huangshi.

This is pretty normal for closed training.
 
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Indeed it is more intense than the closed training for Rio Olympic Games last year, 1 more hour in the morning and 1 more hour in the afternoon.
Edit: According to Kong Linghui, the schedule is the same as before.

The schedule of men's team is also revealed.
3 classes per day:
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
9:15- Technical training
11:30-12:20 Physical training
12:20-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:15 Break
15:30-17:20 Training
17:20-18:00 Snacks
19:00- Single/multi-ball training
21:20-22:00 Dinner
21:20-23:00 Therapy
23:00 Lights-out

2 classes per day:
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
9:15- Technical training
11:40-12:30 Physical training
12:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:15 Break
15:30- Single/multi-ball training
18:20-19:00 Dinner
20:00-21:30 Study
21:30-23:00 Therapy
23:00 Lights-out

It's so intense, rainevernever. I can't support such a intense training :(
 
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Sometimes there are 4 training classes per day and the players get up at 6...

They don't know that sleeping before midnight is the most important? ;) Now I hear the kids' voice: 'But Mom, CNT is still awake!'

Seriously, it's better to go to bed at 23 and wake up at 8 than go to bed at 21 and wake up at 6?
 
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BTW, the coach assignment of women's team is revealed:
Xiao Zhan: Liu Shiwen, Wang Manyu, Chen Ke
Huang Haicheng: Chen Meng
Zhang Qin: Wu Yang
Li Sun: Zhu Yuling
Chen Bin: Ding Ning
 
Floating a conspiracy theory , Zhang Jike has done the ultimate sacrifice for his old flame :p so that she can become a grand slam champion like him
BTW, the coach assignment of women's team is revealed:
Xiao Zhan: Liu Shiwen, Wang Manyu, Chen Ke
Huang Haicheng: Chen Meng
Zhang Qin: Wu Yang
Li Sun: Zhu Yuling
Chen Bin: Ding Ning
 
They are not normal :) , may be rainneverever can say what their "regular" training schedule looks like or whether they do such closed training so close to major tournaments ...

Is it normal for them?
 
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They don't know that sleeping before midnight is the most important? ;) Now I hear the kids' voice: 'But Mom, CNT is still awake!'

Seriously, it's better to go to bed at 23 and wake up at 8 than go to bed at 21 and wake up at 6?

In Asia, you dun call 23 midnight, and 21 is just the time when drinking gets started [emoji4] Most of TT clubs I have been in several countries in Asia, its very normal that ppl play till 22. Therefore, CNT training till 21 is very much appropriate for our life style [emoji4]


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