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Hunt Stresses Importance Of Varied Training

Gavin Hunt Makes players do boxing and yoga

By Nikolaos Kirkinis - Feb 17, 2017 02:13 PM

Gavin Hunt is not a coach to be taken lightly. He is also known to use alternate training habits in the local league. What accounts for Bidvest Wits stunning transformation under the former Hellenic defender?

Speaking to Bidvest Wits' official website, Hunt stated that he made his players engage in alternative exercises such as boxing and yoga, and said the reason was simple:

“If you are a cyclist and I tell you to get on your bicycle every day and ride it, there are going to be days when you get a bit bored. So there are many times when you need to actively take the players' minds off what they do and subconsciously make them do things that are still good for fitness, team building and good for the spirit. Whatever sport you play you need an occasional break to get away from it all.”

Furthermore, a couple years ago, at SuperSport United, Gavin Hunt was one of the first PSL coaches to introduce weight training for his team.

What do you think of Gavin Hunt’s methods?


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musah05 Joined: 04 Jan 2016
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musah05 Feb 18, 2017 09:58 AM
good points there Mr hunt
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Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Feb 18, 2017 09:03 AM
He should also introduce cricket i love dat sport.. anyway Givan prove to be de best coach starting frm Black Leopard in Limpopo wth limited resources he dd well..again he went to Swallows and also done wonderful job there..and excellently done a marvellouse work wth Ssport utd by winning Psl titles three times in a row..hs CV speaks volume
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nazzzi Feb 17, 2017 03:52 PM
you currently the best coach in sa for me, unlike pitso whos buying the league
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Teer Feb 17, 2017 03:52 PM
@Brian Evans 100% behind your point.
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Mashayinkwele Feb 17, 2017 03:39 PM
Powerful coach indeed
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Brian Evans Feb 17, 2017 03:15 PM
I want him to coach Bafana Bafana n Manqoba Mnqithi his assistance! We will be unstoppable these coaches have football brain!
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Dr-barnes Feb 17, 2017 02:21 PM
As long as his team is winning that means he is doing smtn good
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