Athlete profile: Andre Adams

17th June 2015

Athlete Profile Andre Adams

JA: WHO IS ANDRE ADAMS?
AA: Probably the most Technically advanced Tourist in the history of Cricket. No one has ever been better kitted out with Audio/Visual Equipment than me. EVER.

JA: WHAT IS YOUR SPORT OF CHOICE?
AA: Back Yard Cricket. I’m very good at dodging Doggy Doo whilst diving for a catch.

JA: WE BELIEVE YOU ARE THE LEADING WICKET TAKER AND MORE IMPORTANTLY SIX "HITTER" IN THE COMP THIS SEASON, IS THIS TRUE AND HOW DID IT HAPPEN AND WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS?
AA: Yes it’s true you Geek, Surely you have something better to do than Surf the Internet for Cricket Stats... (I’d rather be at Grind)
So far I have managed 27 “Homers” and with the way I’m seeing it now, I should get to 28. At least!
As for wickets I am 1st equal in the 1st Division with 56. There are 3 Games left so I am hoping for 70.

JA: WHAT'S THE TOUGHEST EVENT OR SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT YOU'VE EVER DONE?
AA: I did a Half Marathon once. I’m not built for long distance running so that was Tough, but Winning the County Championship was mentally pretty tough last year, we had been runners up the previous 2 years and its a long season with so many games and different formats. Plus we were leading from the outset so we were always looking over our shoulders.

JA: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TRAINING SESSION AND WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
AA: That’s easy, Training at Jock Athletic! I particularly enjoyed training with Mike Whitney and Charlie Shreck and then smashing a “Grind” coffee on the beach. The “Sand hills Rack” at the famous Wanda Sand dunes is probably my favourite session with my mate Burna (Tim Freeburn – local Cronulla identity).

JA: HOW MANY TRAINING SESSIONS DO YOU DO PER WEEK & THE BREAKDOWN?
AA: During the season? Not many if any. Depends on the schedule but if there is a break I will do a heavy weights session and feel the pain for a few days after. I have found that it makes a huge difference to be as strong as you can be before a season as you lose so much power throughout the season.

JA: WE HEAR YOU MAY BE COMING BACK TO AUSTRALIA TO TRAIN AND POSSIBLY PLAY, TELL US MORE AND HAVE YOU DONE THIS IN THE PAST?
AA: Maybe.. Are you stalking me? This is getting weird. I may or may not be venturing back to Cronulla to enjoy some more of your Sarcasm and general bad behavior. I loved training at Jock Athletic in the 2009/10 season I played for Sutherland. It was key to maintaining my pace over the season. The work I did with Watto (Paul Watson) was key to my success last season (leading wicket taker 2010) and has made me enjoy training more than just bashing weight sessions out.

JA: WHAT ARE YOUR SECRETS TO STICKING TO A TRAINING PROGRAM?
AA: I think that enjoyment is massive, also good music; some stupid but basic Gym rules that must be adhered to are also useful. But the biggest key is you must have complete faith in the person taking the session. (Even if he’s a nuffy!)

JA: WHAT'S YOUR BEST EXCUSE FOR NOT STICKING TO A TRAINING PROGRAM?
AA: My car broke down. The dog ate my homework. I forgot. I just don’t like you... what about the weather...

JA: WHAT'S YOUR MOST DREADED TRAINING SESSION (DETAILS) AND WHY?
AA: I said that the “Sand Hills Rack” was my favourite... well the “Mexican Challenge” is my least favourite. It makes me want to spew thinking about it.

JA: WHAT'S YOUR NEXT BIG CHALLENGE?
AA: Bringing up 2 Boys. Why do they break everything? Why?

JA: WHO HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION IN THE SPORTING WORLD (WHY?)?
AA: An old mate called Mike Mc Sweeney trained me when I was 18. He introduced me to the Pain that comes with hard work and let me know that other people would be training harder than me.

JA: NOW THE BIG ONE, YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL SAYING?
AA: No one really feels sorry for you. So crack the F**k on.

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