WEYMOUTH’S new strength and conditioning coach Dwayne Peasah insists the Terras “are here to prove themselves” as he helps them get match ready for the new campaign.
Peasah, who has been brought in as part of manager Mark Molesley’s new look backroom team, previously worked with new first-team coach Tom Prodomo at Bashley, as well as having previous experience with Molesley at AFC Bournemouth.
Having been tasked with sending the squad off-season programmes, carrying out their pre-season testing, as well as a playing a big part in their sessions before the start of the season, Peasah insists it is a role he is excited about.
“Last season I worked with Tom at Bashley and I have previously worked at AFC Bournemouth for my internship with Mark, so he was aware of the stuff I did there,” the coach said, when asked how he got involved at Weymouth.
“I work part time as well at Oxford United, so I am going to try and balance them both, hopefully I can do bits with them as well as remain here for the rest of the season.”
Quizzed on the process of the pre-season testing phase, Peasah explained: “In terms of pre-season this year we are looking to get the boys sharp and ready as quickly as possible. In every training session we are going to build up the intensity and get them working to their maximum.
“With testing, on the first day we looked at how they are coming back from the off-season and what shape they are in. They kind of tests we are doing are to measure their height and weight, and their BMI to see what shape they are in originally.
“We then run tests for their agility, muscular endurance in the upper and lower body, as well as looking at their aerobic capacity.
“After the full programme, which we do on the pitch and in the gym as well, we will re-test them just before the season.”
Speaking about how the squad are shaping up, Peasah added: “The boys have moulded in quite well, with some of the new guys it may be a little bit different to them but they are here to prove themselves and it is a great opportunity and environment to do so.
“I only met the boys a short while ago, I did send them off-season programmes to do and, from the testing results it has been okay.
“The next four weeks will determine how fit they are really and we will work them hard in every session.”