Joe Canning's gym routine features four very simple exercises 2 years ago

Joe Canning's gym routine features four very simple exercises

The five-time All Star, former Hurler of the Year and All-Ireland champion takes no short-cuts in the gym.

Joe Canning was finally rewarded, last September, for a life-time of commitment towards Galway and hurling as he helped them to their first Liam MacCarthy Cup in 30 years.

Canning was the toast of the country after playing a key role in getting The Tribesmen over the line, on the way to and, at Croke Park. Even many of the gutted Waterford supporters would have not begrudged the 29-year-old his long-awaited triumph.

Canning has done us a solid by sharing his gym routine with four go-to exercises that have done wonders for him.

1: PULL-UPS

"It's good for your arms, your back and your chest"

2: HEX BAR DEADLIFT

Canning believes this exercises is great for adding power to your legs and helping with explosiveness, that sportspeople so often rely on.

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3: WEIGHTED PUSH-UP

Like your regular push-ups but with some extra tin to shift.

4: RDLs [ROMANIAN DEADLIFT]

"The RDL is really good for hamstring strength. I use it quite a lot as I had a serious hamstring tendon injury last year and it is just good to keep the strength in my hamstrings."

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They should certainly see you right.

We have spoken with Canning, in the past, about his training day diet [see below] and got some great recovery tips from the man. His cheat day is Sunday [post match] and he is often left with a tough choice between Thai curry or pizza.

Joe Canning's Training Day

Wake Up - Porridge with chia seeds and honey

10:00 am - A simple chicken salad

2:00 pm - Dinner Time - Chicken with sweet potato and vegetable

5:00 pm - A Fulfil nutrition bar and a can of Red Bull

7:00 pm - Training Session

9:00 pm - Post-training meal consisting of chicken/Lasagna with quinoa or rice or sweet potato

 You can follow Red Bull athlete Joe Canning on Twitter - @JoeyCan88.