Jonas Gutierrez: Off-season regimen

Get the most out of your downtime before prepping for pre-season, with advice from Newcastle United's Argentine midfielder

“Away from my training, what would you advise for my off-season rest programme?”
Georg Rossecker, via facebook

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Jonas Gutierrez says:

“Once the season ends I’m thinking about relaxing and it becomes a time for recovery and reflection.

I go to Argentina to visit my family and friends, and I also take a few days to fly off somewhere and get away for a bit. It’s a chance for me to do and eat things that I wouldn’t during the season – a lot more fried food, crisps and sweets.

I’m a big fan of dulce de leche – it’s like Nutella and is unbelievable stuff. We are allowed a bit of this but not too much, of course!

While I’m in Argentina I still do some light training to stay fit. The first week or two of the off-season is my time to relax, but after that I begin some pretty hard training.

From there, it’s a lot of intensive work to make sure I’m ready to arrive at pre-season in good shape.

I have a fitness coach during the holidays and sometimes we train on the beach. He works to get me ready for the demands of football.”

Gutierrez wears the new Warrior Skreamer Pro boot. For more details visit

For more football tips see:
Jordan Henderson on starting the new season with an edge
Adam Lallana: Rest, recuperate and re-energise
Jack Rodwell: Get back into top gear
Off-season mind gym
Eat for the off-season
Stay sharp over the summer

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