St George Illawarra Dragons Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth provides insight into additional off-field player conditioning as the first phase of pre-season training continues.

The Red-and-Whites have incorporated disciplines from gymnastics into their training and conditioning program this pre-season which is being overseen by new Strength and Conditioning Coach Alex Clarke.

Clarke joined the Dragons during the off-season from his most recent role as Physical Performance Consultant with the Chinese Olympic Track and Field team.

 He has additionally held previous roles with both the Brisbane Lions FC and Hawthorn FC.

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