Rabbitohs forward, Chris Grevsmuhl, is relishing the pre-season challenge – claiming that he feels bigger and stronger than ever.
Grevsmuhl, who took out the Club’s John Sattler Rookie of the Year Award in his maiden season in the top grade this year, told Rabbitohs.com.au that he and his teammates are benefitting from the high quality of coaching staff at the Club.
“We’re going strong, lifting big, and enjoying every moment,” said Grevsmuhl.
“It’s definitely gone up another level at South Sydney this year. We’ve got some good new staff that have come in on top of the blokes we have already, and all of them have been great putting us through our paces and constantly challenging us.”
One of those changes alluded to by Grevsmuhl, was the addition of new Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Harry Harris, who re-joins the Club, working in the High Performance Team with High Performance Manager Troy Thomson and Physiotherapist Eddie Farah.
Harris, who was part of the Rabbitohs' coaching staff from 2002 to 2006 as the Club's Rehabilitation Coach, returned to the Club after nine years as Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Bulldogs and has made his presence felt.
“He’s a big man with a big heart,” said Grevsmuhl of Harris.
“He’s changed the way I’ve thought about weights and cardio here, and my body is feeling bigger and stronger than it ever has since being at the Club.
“I think that’s definitely helped build not just my confidence, but everyone in the team’s right now, so there’s a good feeling about the place.
“The boys are just getting around and being really cheerful and loving it. We love putting in the work here at this Club – even the young blokes.
“They’ve brought a real energy to the place and are really just helping to build the good vibes in the team.”
Grevsmuhl will be looking to solidify his place in the Club’s top 17 in 2016 after his Rookie of the Year season.
His performances earned him Indigenous All Stars selection where he also scored a four-pointer before going on to be a part of the Club’s record 39-0 World Club Championship triumph against St Helens at Langtree Park – all before making his first grade debut.
Grevsmuhl would go on to appear in 22 matches for the Rabbitohs in 2015, amassing 1878 metres on his way to scoring six tries, while also making 397 tackles.
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