For the average Aussie rules footballer, the training doesn't end when the players leave the field at the end of a session.
Most players participate in variety of different sports outside of their normal code. It's a great way to continue to work on their fitness levels and hone new skills to improve their game play. Author of The Sports Gene, David Epstein, believes playing multiple sports will help avoid early burn out and maximise athletic potential.
St. Kilda's prominent midfielder and outside favourite for a chance of winning the 2016 Brownlow medal, Jack Steven doesn't just focus all his time and energy of football.
Growing up, Steven was just as at home in the surf as he was on the football field. He even belonged to the local Nippers, his mum told The Age in an interview, but it was on the football field where he was always the happiest.
Signed up to stay with the Saints until 2020, the award-winning player is still a keen surfer, but itisn't the only extracurricular sport the 26-year-old enjoys. More recently the St. Kilda speedster has been trying his hand at a more therapeutic activity of sorts - golf.
"I'm not very good, but it's good to switch off from the footy," he confessed.
While other football players freely admit to enjoying yoga, Pilates and other stretching exercises, Steven is happy to admit that it's not really his cup of tea.
"I'm really inflexible. We do a bit of yoga at the club but I'm not very good at it," he joked.
If you've been specialising in one type of sports, perhaps it's time to think outside the box and try your hand at something different, whether it's martial arts, boxing or indoor netball.