McGregor, Hart and Starfelt praise Celtic’s new Primal Performance Centre at Lennoxtown

As an elite football club, Celtic FC demands the best training facilities for our players. Knowing the difference that purposeful strength and conditioning sessions can make on a player’s success Celtic sought to work with Primal as the experts in designing elite training facilities to create their new performance centre.

“So really with the new Performance Centre, what we were looking to do was create a high-performance space that supports not only the first team but also the academy and the B team development,” said John Currie who is Head of First Team Fitness & Conditioning, Sports Science at Celtic Football Club.

“What we wanted to do is ensure that when the space was finally finished that we had the kind of performance area that really supported our physical profiling and the development of our players across all age groups.”

Callum McGregor outlined his thoughts on the new Performance Centre at Lennoxtown. “The new Performance Centre that Primal helped install at the club is obviously excellent. It’s a first-class facility.”

“Joe Hart, Celtic’s first team goalkeeper added: “It’s got everything we need and more. It’s obviously top-class equipment for any sort of strength or conditioning that you need, we’ve got the capabilities to do it. A lot of room for power and a lot of room for speed which are big parts of my game so I wouldn’t say there’s one specific piece of equipment but like I say anything that I need is definitely incorporated into it somehow.

The Celtic captain then reveals that he’s a big fan of the Monster Rack. “My favourite piece of equipment in the gym is the Monster Rack and we just use it for a lot of power-based stuff and it really helps in terms of my position and specific stuff on the pitch,” Calmac said.

John Currie added: “The Monster performance rack is really versatile and certainly, an asset to not just the S&C department but the medical and sport science guys as well when developing movement proficiency, strength, power and speed and it’s been absolutely brilliant.

“The leg extension has been a real asset for us not just for the strength condition department but also for the sports science and medical guys so, it’s versatile, it’s adjustable and it ensures that we can really support the eccentric and isometric training that we use pre and post the sessions on the pitch,” Currie added.

Meanwhile, Carl Starfelt revealed his top choice of equipment in the new Performance Centre. “I would say probably the leg press. I use that on a daily basis mostly to prepare my knees before training but also it’s a really good piece of equipment to get stronger in your leg, that’s a really important part of the game these days.”

Check out Primal’s video from Lennoxtown where they proudly show off the amazing facility that they have installed to assist Celtic in our pursuit of excellence across all sides.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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