The Saddlers’ first-team squad were put through their paces at a gruelling “Pushing the Limits” pre-season training camp at Cassius Camps yesterday.
The morning session started at 8am with a warm-up, a short run and a series of three-minute exercises, where the players had to complete as many repetitions as possible.
Joe Edwards recorded the most push-ups, Simeon Jackson the most squats and Kieron Morris the most tricep dips.
They then participated in the Cassius Challenge, an intense assault course designed to test mental strength and physical performance, which involved rolling tyres, lifting logs and carrying sandbags.
Edwards recorded the best time, completing the course in just ten minutes and 44 seconds.
If that wasn’t enough, they then had to race to the top of Cassius Mountain while transporting a heavy log, with the reward being a spectacular view of the lakes.
Callum Cockerill-Mollett was the first to cross the finish line.
After a short lunch break, the players took part in the Cassius Wild Circuits which involved bear crawling and piggy backing each other up the Cassius Killer Hill.
Separating into three teams, they then inflated a giant paddle board and had to complete several water tasks on Lake Windermere.
The final physical activity of the day saw them paddle out to the middle of the lake and have to swim back to shore – and then run back to HQ.
Boss Jon Whitney and his coaching stuff also took part in the challenges, which aimed to strengthen relationships, communication and leadership skills, mental strength, self-belief and physical fitness.