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The Gary Roberts Influence

from James Duthie of TSN,

Let’s begin with a summer activity comparison:

- Steven Stamkos spent his summer squatting three-hundred and sixty pounds in killer sets of five reps. 

I occasionally squatted to pick up the remote if it slipped off the couch.

- Steven Stamkos ate carefully crafted meals consisting of superfoods like quinoa, sprouts, hemp, chia seeds and countless organic vegetables.

I ate Doritos off my naval while lying by the pool.

- On his non-lifting days, Stamkos did intense interval running—600 metres, 800 metres, shorter sprints, sled pulls…over and over and over.


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Primis's avatar

Since Chelios was doing this before Roberts, why does everyone insist on making reference to Roberts?

Heck, even Rod Brind’amour was known for this long before Roberts.

Oh wait, right… it’s TSN and Roberts was a Leaf, so the other two don’t matter.  Got it.

Posted by Primis on 09/28/10 at 08:33 AM ET

Moq's avatar

Well, this is a story about a specific program run by Roberts. Getting upset that other conditioning pioneers didn’t get mentioned seems a little petty and negative.

I found the article funny and informative.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 09/28/10 at 10:22 AM ET

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