PER­FORM UN­DER PRES­SURE

Men's Health (South Africa) - - ACTION MAN OF -

“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.

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