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Jesse Kriel's brutal lockdown workout has us sweating!

Jesse Kriel (Gallo Images)
Jesse Kriel (Gallo Images)

Springbok centre Jesse Kriel is putting in the hard yards in an attempt to remain in shape during the Covid-19 enforced global lockdown.

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Known as a player who doesn't shy away from a gym session, Kriel has taken his training outdoors - and we're sweating just reading what he gets up to!

First up, a 'gentle' 3km warm-up ... at 4:30/km pace (that's 13:30 for the 3 000m)

That's followed by 10x500m sprints at a sub 3:30/km pace with a short break in-between to allow for your heart rate to get below 155 beats per minute.

And just when you think you're done, a little 2km warm down.

I guess you don't get to play 46 Tests for your country and 70 Super Rugby matches for the Bulls by sitting on your couch ...

- Compiled by Garrin Lambley

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