Watch: David Pocock’s Monsterous Gym Routine


David Pocock is arguably the best back row forward in the world today.

He wanted to be a professional rugby player from the moment he picked up a ball after school in Zimbabwe. True Grit, a documentary of Pocock’s life to date has aired on Australian TV and it has revealed just how hard the Australian has worked to become the player he is today

Pocock’s father, Adam, explains how his son’s desire to make it in rugby took over his family life and holidays. When Pocock was 14, his father explains, he refused to go on a trip to the Whitsunday Islands unless his gym gear made the trip:

“The only way we could get David on the yacht for the week was by renting a trailer and bringing David’s whole bench press and weights on putting it onto the back of the yacht.

“He would literally be doing bench presses on the back of the yacht, every day, as we sailed through the Whitsundays. I mean who does that?”

Pocock’s thirst for gaining lean muscle mass was unquenchable and within two years, according to his high school rugby coach, Pocock had jumped from 78 to 95kg. Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham marvels that Pocock is physically defined in all the right areas and ‘doesn’t have an ounce of fat on him’. You can watch the video below:

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