During a break in the filming of Kevin Pietersen’s coaching course, KP and I got to chatting about fitness training.
He said he spent a lot of his gym time working on his core. It wasn’t just so he could look good on the beach between Tests. He knows instinctively that the core is crucial to batting power.
That’s because timing and power with the bat are all based on the ability to transfer your weight from the ground, through your body and into the ball.