Hegarty "stood back" from extra work in 2020

January 18, 2021

Limerick's Gearoid Hegarty. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Limerick star Gearoid Hegarty says he “stood back a small bit” from doing a ridiculous amount of work in 2020 and it actually benefited his game.

Hegarty was instrumental in the Treaty men’s second All-Ireland SHC success in three years and is now the hot favourite to be named Hurler of the Year for 2020.

Speaking to GAA.ie, Hegarty explained how less was more for him this past season.

"In past years, I was probably doing a small bit too much and burning myself out. I wasn't super fresh coming into games. This year, I actually stopped doing that extra work,” he said.

"Even in the gym I would always do an extra set - if we were given three sets I would do four. It sounds great but Mikey Kiely is a super strength and conditioning coach and if he thinks three sets is enough when why was I doing a fourth one when I don’t know anything about it.

"When you actually get there, they (management) know what they are doing so if you give everything in training for Paul Kinnerk on a Tuesday and Friday night, and stick to Mikey’s Kiely plan in the gym on a Monday, and then go out on a Sunday and take into account maybe what Caroline Currid was talking to you about during the week and a couple of tips the other lads might give you, that is enough.

"I stood back a small bit this year and stopped doing a ridiculous amount of work."

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