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Greening's 'weight' is over!
Around the Academy:

Middlesbrough's Greening glides past John Robinson of Charlton Athletic
Greening (right) has been a sensation this season
Sometimes you've just got to do what Jonathan Greening did and put the hours in at the gym!

The form of the Middlesbrough midfielder has not gone unnoticed by England boss Sven Goran Eriksson.

A gangly Greening arrived at the Riverside Stadium two years ago after three years on the fringes of the first-team at Manchester United.

Now with regular Premiership action and a weight-conditioning plan designed specifically for him, Greening has established himself as a regular in Steve McClaren's Boro side.

The club's Head of Sports Science, Chris Barnes, spoke to the Academy about improving your strength by weight training.

Click through the links (top right) to find out about Greening's training programme and also to find out how to safely start building up strength at a young age.


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Introduction
Planning ahead
The programme
Starting early

Jonathan Greening factfile:
Born: 02.01.79
Nationality: English
Position: Midfield
Height: 6'
Weight: 11st
Previous clubs: York City, Manchester Utd



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