Soccer players don’t lift much weight. This is an irrefutable fact supported by the video below and Everton’s players working out in Dubai last week. There’s a lot of bike riding, some resistance work, quite a few pull-ups and a tiny bit of free weight exercise. For some reason, this made me feel better about myself. I just choose to ignore that they can each probably run a mile in four minutes. But how many words can they type per minute? Hmm? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Take that, jocks!
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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites
Gylfi: Blues In Shape For 'Crunch' Period - EvertonFC.com
Everton’s players are feeling fit and rejuvenated ahead of a crunch run of fixtures, says Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Davies Named As One Of Europe's Top Talents - EvertonFC.com
Tom Davies has been named as one of the most promising teenagers in Europe in a recent study.
As It Happened: Toffees Under-23s Go Down To Goodison Defeat - EvertonFC.com
Everton's youth team lost 3-1 to Derby County on Monday.
Sam Allardyce urges the Premier League to introduce winter break - Liverpool Echo
The Blues boss thinks the welfare of the players is at risk during an often congested festive fixture list.
Ademola Lookman continues to divide opinion at Everton FC - Daily Post
Chris Beesley looks at whether Blues were right to farm winger out to Bundesliga.
Calvert-Lewin Set to Complete First Full Season with Everton - SI.com
The American outlet does a quick profile on Everton's bright young star.
What and How to Watch
UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Besiktas, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Chelsea vs Barcelona, 2:45 p.m. ET, FS1
Ligue 1: Troyes vs Dijon, 12:30 p.m. ET, fuboTV
And the Winter Olympics are on at all kinds of times too.