Brian O’Driscoll has revealed his toughest ever weights session and it sounds like hell
Think you’d be able to manage this?
Now that he’s retired, Brian O’Driscoll doesn’t have to worry about the gym as much as he used to, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten some of the agonising sessions he had to endure during his professional career.
O’Driscoll today posted on his website about the toughest weights session he ever experienced, a session in 2009 with then Leinster strength and conditioning coach Chris Dennis, who’s now working in the AFL with the Geelong Cats.
As O’Driscoll tells it, he was only back from holidays and as he had a limited window between surgeries on his eye, Dennis decided to ‘beast’ him by making him do a session with a group of players who were three weeks into their pre-season programme.
Ten exercises. Each with 100 reps. As quickly as possible.
The session was meant to last 45-50 minutes, but O’Driscoll reckons it took him almost an hour and a half and he freely admits to not finishing every exercise either.
You can read more about O’Driscoll’s memories of the session here, but below is the list of exercises and if you can manage that in one session then you’re some man for one man.
Ian Madigan couldn’t resist taking the piss, mind.
@BrianODriscoll was that your last gym session?
— Ian madigan (@Ian_madigan) January 12, 2016
@Ian_madigan nah this was! #sniff #💪 pic.twitter.com/DMWPBOYFxf
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) January 12, 2016
Brian O’Driscoll’s toughest ever weights session
100 x 60kg deadlifts
100 x 40kg Push Press
100 x 40kg Hang Pull
100 x Lying Pull-Ups
100 x Box Jumps
100 x 20kg Barbell Curls
100 x Tyre Flips
100 x sit-ups