Strength and Conditioning Update - supported by Flex Fitness Equipment

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM

With just over two months until Subiaco's first game against Swan Districts at Steele Blue Oval, training begins to ramp up as Subi looks to hit the ground running in their quest to become 2020 WAFL Premiers.

In the middle of pre-season, Strength and Conditioning coach, Matthew Olds said "The focus this pre-season like many has been about continuing to build on our foundations to hold us in a strong position for what we’re hoping is going to be a big year. A strong component of this has been built around maintaining our trademarks of being able to run out games and our physical strength around the contest".

The players returned in good shape upon their return from the Christmas and New Year break. Olds said it was an important time for a few players; who were able to get some extra work in over the break and resume full training with the main group when they returned from break in early January.

 The boys continue to impress with how they take on the challenge of a new pre-season, with a few players standing out including new recruit Lewis Upton, Rowen Powell and Kyle Stainsby. "Physically speaking new recruit Lewis Upton has come in and transitioned seamlessly into a WAFL level pre-season. He came in running a really strong 2km time and has been able to improve on that over the course of the first part of the pre-season and is still progressing well" said Olds.

"Rowen Powell is another who has had a great pre-season on the back of a few years of interrupted pre-season campaigns. He’s been training the house down and has been able to get in a mountain of work both in the gym and out on the track."

"Kyle Stainsby has backed up a great end to 2019 with a League Premiership to turn up to pre-season in great conditioning; fitter and strong which is fantastic to see from one of our younger and emerging players" said Olds.

 After injuring his ankle ahead of the 2019 WAFL Grand Final, Harry Marsh has spent some time in rehab over the break "The majority of the players in rehab have been managed from injuries from the end of the 2019 season. Harry Marsh has taken a bit longer to recover over the off-season, however he has been able to resume running this week and will transition back into training over the next short period".

"Recruit Jake Stergiou is progressing well along after some glute and hip issues coming into the pre-season and is expected to resuming running in the coming weeks. Tall Mach Deng and small Zane Shellabear-Healey are back running and building their running volume after a period of rest with some groin issues" said Olds.

Coming into the WAFL system is no easy task, however the new recruits have settled in well and have dealt with the workload. "The new players that have come in have transitioned into our program pretty well, we look to manage these guys in depending on their previous exposure WAFL programs. Some of the players from other WAFL clubs and from Amateurs have definitely seen the change in intensity with training that our players bring. But a credit to these new faces they’ve taken to it head on."