When Tottenham Hotspur Football Club invited me to train like a premiership footballer (or soccer player, as they’re known in America) at their state-of-the-art training venue The Lodge, I experienced a world-class facility that combines some of the greatest fitness and nutrition minds in the field.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho boasts a team of performance specialists that leave no stone unturned when it comes to giving their players all the tools needed to stay at the top of one of the world’s most challenging leagues.
The Special One was able to lead the Spurs to a sixth place finish in the 2019-20 English Premier League season, two spots above their North London rivals Arsenal, but still two places below a coveted spot in the Champions League. Their success was no doubt helped by the emphasis on quality training and nutrition one witnesses at The Lodge.
At The Lodge, I was able to experience the sacrifice and dedication needed to play football at such an elite level, and was given the rare opportunity to learn first-hand the science and sporting theories that make up the culture of London’s richest football club. There’s more to becoming a soccer legend than keeping control of the ball — top footballing pros must also master a variety of health aspects off the pitch to reach their full potential.
Want to learn more? Amazon Prime Video’s critically acclaimed All or Nothing series will air its latest season, covering the Spurs’ 2019-20 season, on Aug. 31. The show first kicked off in 2016 by following the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and has since documented the Dallas Cowboys, LA Rams, and Manchester City of the EPL.
Its latest season offers an unprecedented look into the Tottenham’s locker room and training facilities as it navigated the difficulties of a season marked by former manager Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking, Mourinho’s arrival to the club, Covid-19’s impact on the EPL season, and more.
Before you watch the docuseries, get a sneak peek of the club’s training tactics by reading our story.