Greg Inglis’ new club Warrington Wolves are raving about their new recruit’s work ethic , saying “he’s looking ripped” while training in New South Wales during Australia’s lockdown.
The English Super League club will bring him over to the UK in December but the NRL legend has been sent a fitness regime from the Wolves and is apparently “training the house down.”
The Maroons legend is on track to play at under 110kg for his new team and the club’s chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said the Wolves have been impressed with the 195cm recruit’s dedication, as he followed their supplied fitness program.
“He’s looking ripped,” he told News Corp.
“He’s training the house down. He’s living on a farm and they have a gym and he’s on the rower.
“Warrington’s head of performance has sent him a program.”
Inglis won’t incorporate running into his training regime until July, but said he had been maintaining his weight and plans to play at around 105-108kg.
The superstar has been spending time in his hometown of Macksville, north of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales coast.
“I’m back home in Macksville where I grew up in my junior life, seeing family and friends and just getting back and being back in country,” he said in an interview on the Warrington Wolves podcast What Would Bevan Brian Say?
“I let myself go in the first couple of months as most people do when they retire but I have had a lot of time to get back into it.
“At home (I’m) keeping light weights, a watt bike, a little dumbbell, not really getting into running yet,” he said of his home gym in Catherine Field, New South Wales.
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“Just keeping ticking over and watching my weight, getting into running in the next month, or month and a half or so.
“You get me to do a fitness drill, I will probably be two minutes slower than when I had a football in my hands.”
Inglis’ health has improved after he revealed he had been diagnosed with bipolar II, which he was managing with medication after two stints in rehabilitation.
He said he feels like a kid again and his body is ready for the rigors of professional sport after a lay-off.
“The bottom line of it one my body just couldn’t keep getting up,” he said.
“When I sit back and think about it going to be two years on when I come back.
“Two years on – my body is feeling fresh, it’s been feeling great and I haven’t had that since I was 16 years old, two years off actually gives the body time to heal.”