Blackstock does it US way
Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has revealed that he went to the US over the summer to boost his pre-season preparations.
The 26-year-old visited the same centre in Los Angeles, visited by top athletes in various sports, as he did last year when recovering from a knee injury.
"I went out there and trained hard for three weeks and got more strength and stability, not only into my leg, but into my upper body," he told the club's official website. "You get two one-on-one sessions a day. It's just a change of scenery and different philosophies.
"When I'm there I'm training with a lot of top athletes from different sports. I was training with NBA star Derek Rose who got a knee injury playing for the Chicago Bulls.
"There were some top NFL players, some Premier League players - it's just a case of going away and seeing different cultures and styles. It's put me in great stead for this season."