#4 Just a Kyle kind of Langford


#7487

Well that degenerated quickly.


#7488

In Colorado with a few of the boys


#7489

Is it Hooker and TBell that have joined in?


#7490

Smack, Irish, Raz, and Zaka


#7491

Rocking shorts in the snow. An Aussie thing. :laughing:


#7492

Sort of surprised that the club ticks this off . I know so many people that have broken bones skiing/boarding .


#7493

Love the group that’s gone there and paid their own way.

Zaka - has always done this and has set a great standard of pre-pre season
Fantasia - ultimate professional that will do anything to get to that elite bracket
Langford - knows the expectation on him from internal and external - wants to be our main inside mid
Smack - what a revelation this guy has become and still could be. Ceiling is unknown even at 29 next year. Could be a 40 goal forward/chop out ruck.
Irish - What committment this shows from our irish boy. Superstar.


#7494

What’s Colyer doing there


#7495

Have I got it completely wrong . They are training ?


#7496

You’ve not known about the Colorado altitude training pre pre season trip that’s been going on for the best part of a decade??


#7497

I’ll never forget seeing them pushing a plough through snow a few years ago.
That was brutal.
Which is why I always laugh at people calling players soft or lazy.
I’d be going, ‘that plough looks pretty good where it is.’


#7498

To be fair, we only did a couple.
Some players did a couple more themselves.
Zaka kept doing them.
Now it seems he’s getting significant company.


#7499

I’d just call ‘Mr. Plow’. :wink:


#7500

I remember the whole team went for a pre-season to Boulder a few years back and I think it was around the time of the saga and the players seemed to really hit the ground running at the start of the season and they seemed to get a lot out of it. (I think the team may have went back the year after/before that as well).

Then Zaka has been going back every year by himself since and seems to keep playing very consistently every year as a result.


#7501

with video.


#7502

All clubs ditched the overseas training camps when the department caps came in.


#7503

Plus we have an altitude room in The Hangar.


#7504

always wondered what the long term benefits are.

I’ve always felt like vomiting, dizzy or passing out at altitude. and that’s just doing some gentle exercise.

It must have a persistent effect? I’d see it being great leading up to an event in terms of endurance and lung capacity.


#7505

I thought it was well before then that they ditched them. Reboot mentioned the altitude rooms. I thought it was more to do with that


#7506

Many years ago I spent about 10 months travelling around South America including 6 months in the Andes. I was regularly doing daily 20km hikes in altitudes between 3,000 metres and 5,000 metres. I arrived back in Melbourne about 9 months after I left South America and got a health assessment at the gym. The guy doing the testing stated that he had never seen a higher lung capacity than mine and I had done little or no fitness work in the intervening time.