Nick Downing is in his second season as the New England Revolutionís strength and conditioning coach, a position that was created with the hiring of head coach Jay Heaps. This is Downingís second go-around with the club, having previously played for the Revs a decade ago.
In his current position, Downing is responsible for developing and enhancing the Revolution playersí speed, strength and endurance, as well as their overall conditioning and fitness in conjunction with both the coaching and medical staffs. Through an integrated approach Ė including weight training, cardiovascular training, plyometrics, and nutrition Ė Downing has created both position-specific and individual programs to help the Revs emerge as of Major League Soccerís most fit teams.
Join Nick for a live chat on Friday, September 27 at 12p.m. -- He'll answer your questions on all things fitness.