When your day job is literally preparing for the game on the weekend, you can be forgiven for wanting a few days off, despite how hard-working you are on the field.
St.Kilda's Jack Newnes has established himself as one of the best wingmen in competition. While some players like to work on their physical fitness on their days off, the 23-year-old wingman prefers to look after his primary muscle - the brain.
"We're probably at the club nine to five for three or four days a week," Newnes revealed.
"The extra time you get when you leave the club is your downtime that you use to chill out."
That's not to say that he completely switches off from his responsibilities of looking after his body.
"I do a lot of extra recovery work like getting in a pool, getting in the bay, icing the legs up - a lot of stretching and stuff. It's all about relaxing and getting your mind off football."
Such is the camaraderie down at the club, the players often meet up to enjoy their time off in preparation for the game ahead.
"We go surfing with Jack (Steven) a fair bit and that loosens us up, and takes our mind off footy, other than that not much more physical work."