One of the most popular sports competition—Pro-Kabaddi League, hosted by Star Sports was conducted during July-October this year. Mr. Bhushan Galande, Gym Instructor, IIM Indore worked as Strength and Conditioning Trainer for Gujrat Fortune Giant team during the matches. Under the perfect training and supervision of Mr. Galande, the team won 24 matches out of 27, reached the finals and bagged the second position in the league. Mr. Bhushan noted that the 45 day training regime focused on diet planning along with power, speed and sand drills. He also trained the players for plyometric drills specially designed for Kabbadi along with boot camp training. He also ensured the players participate in half marathon once a week along with yoga and stretching. ‘During the matches, we focused on activation training, post match ice bath rejuvenation, full body dynamic stretch for next matches, full body cardio and ground conditioning followed by steam bath’, Mr. Galande said.
Sharing his experience while training, Mr. Galande said, ‘As a trainer it was my duty to boost their morale and make them think they can be victorious. I had to personally talk to each player, get to know their both physical and mental weakness and try my best to help them cope up with their problems. I invested much time and efforts in my team and the result is evident. We won 24 matches out of 27 matches played. This was the highest number of wins during the event.’
IIM Indore congratulates Mr. Galande for the success.