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PgThePT – Train your way onto the teamsheet


Tyrone rookie Declan McClure worked his way into a first-team spot against Dublin

IN his weekly column, Paraic Grimes explains how you can train your way into a first-team place with a more considered approach to training.

If there are spots on the team-sheet up for grabs and you’re hoping to make the big step up, everything you do should be geared towards maximising your performance on match day and/or your main team training session.


“It’s important that on your training/match days you have fuelled yourself at a higher level than your non-performance days – the main variable being your carbohydrate intake.

“Imagine your body was a glass of water. Beginning your match days you want that glass to be as full as possible, but it’s important to take into account how much energy the match itself takes out of you.

“The long and short of it is this. Don’t be afraid to cut back some of your periphery work you’re doing in the gym, i.e. everything outside your compound lifts, to make sure that you’re fit to get the most out of the rest of your training.”

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