The Pools players returned to pre-season training this morning and got straight into a series of tests to find out what shape they were in ahead of the new campaign.
After a meeting with Manager Colin Cooper in which he outlined his plans for pre-season – including details of next week’s training camp in Spain – the players made their way into the gym for body fat tests.
The tests saw staff from Durham University get to grips with the players, measuring body fat from all areas of the body.
After all results had been recorded, the players had a lunch break before the real work started and they set off on the first of many runs.
We’ll be bringing you a whole range of photos from Pools’ pre-season campaign, including a gallery from this morning, which will be uploaded to hartlepoolunited.co.uk soon.