Rabbitohs Halves Talk Altitude Training
They may have visited Arizona for a high altitude camp before the 2014 season, but that hasn’t guaranteed Rabbitohs halves Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary an easy ride.
The Rabbitohs arrived in the USA earlier this week to begin a gruelling start to their pre-season at high altitude in Arizona, and the effects have been immediate.
“It’s just harder to breathe,” said Reynolds of training at approximately 1800 metres above sea level.
“We did a few laps there earlier on and it’s quite hard to get some air. You just feel really flat, but I’m sure the boys will get used to it over the next few days.”
Despite the challenges of training at high altitude, the halves pairing had plenty of stories to share following their first experience, with Reynolds dishing out the dirt on his partner in crime.
“You can’t beat Keary mate,” said Reynolds.
“He was a cranky little man the whole trip – he was in bed by five o’clock every night and I think ‘D-Walks’ (Dylan Walker) had to tuck him in actually – lucky for me I got my own room.”
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