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Bath prepare for season in sub-zero Poland
ESPN Staff
July 16, 2013

Bath are to heads to Poland for a punishing pre-season training camp. The base in Spala includes a cryotherapy chamber where players 'enjoy' temperatures of -130C.

The week-long camp will start on 21 July. Head coach Mike Ford said: "It's equivalent to three weeks training in one. It's full on."

"The players will be up at seven and falling into bed at nine at night. The days will be full. They will do six or seven sessions a day, including skills and rugby as well as weights. They get up and they go from one session to the next.

"We're going because as coaches we'll have them 24/7, and the cryotherapy chamber they go in will really regenerate their body quicker than any other recovery system. We will give them a week off afterwards, which will be important after such an intense period."

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