Bath coach Mike Ford has outlined the importance of his squad's intense training camp in Poland over the next week ahead of the new season.
Training at the famous Spala camp, where players undergo cyrotherapy treatment in a chamber that reaches temperatures of -130C, Ford believes that the intense period will serve his side well for the upcoming campaign.
Gary Gold's team finished six points off the playoffs at the end of last season and have added star recruits including Jonathan Joseph, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Matt Garvey, George Ford and Gavin Henson.
"It's equivalent to three weeks training in one. It's full on," said Ford to the BBC.
"The players will be up at seven and falling into bed at nine at night. The days will be full.
"They will do six or seven sessions a day, including skills and rugby as well as weights. They get up and they go from one session to the next.
"We're going because as coaches we'll have them 24/7, and the cryotherapy chamber they go in will really regenerate their body quicker than any other recovery system.
"We will give them a week off afterwards, which will be important after such an intense period.
"It's a good plan and we believe in it, and it will help to break up pre-season training."