PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE
“Performing under pressure is all about having a good pre-season and focusing on getting my body to its optimal level. That means sorting out all the little niggles and doing my strengthening, because when I feel good about my body, I’m confident mentally.” So how does Aphiwe Dyantyi, South African rugby player and one of our fastest Springboks, ensure he keeps a well-rounded, rugby-ready body? “On a Wednesday rehab session I normally have a low-intensity session, because with the sport I play and the level of contact, I have to find a way to preserve my body and be fresh for the weekend. So normally Monday and Tuesday I hit it hard, and rest Wednesday. Then I take it easy and do prehab and rehab, but I’m always at the gym Monday to Thursday, and Sunday after the game for a flushout session.” That’s just what it takes to be one of the best 24-year-old rugby players to hit the rugby field right now. And with the Rugby World Cup coming up next year, he won’t be slowing down any time soon.