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Hunt shapes up

December 22, 2012 11:44:47 UK

Gold Coast midfielder Karmichael Hunt will show off a leaner physique when the 2013 AFL season starts, after shedding weight in the off-season.

Karmichael Hunt has been working on his fitness.

The 26-year-old tipped the scales at 87kg this week, with the Suns set to reap the rewards in his third season.

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The code-hopper weighed as much as 100kg when he played for Biarritz in France in 2009/10, but Suns strength and conditioning coach Chris Gaviglio is impressed with the way he has toned up.

Now halfway through his third AFL pre-season training program, Hunt has the physique required of an on-baller who is required to cover vast distances over four quarters.

Gaviglio said Hunt had shown determination to transform his body shape. "Karmichael needed to make those changes to survive and succeed in the AFL," he said.

"He is a highly-driven athlete and he has been prepared to do what it takes to meet the demands of the sport. That is what has underpinned his success across all three codes.

"He is an inherently gifted athlete and he has really bought into our strength and conditioning program as well as working closely with our dietician Benita Lalor.

"You could tell he was cooked by the end of his first season but he would have run out last season if not for a shoulder injury. His legs were willing and able to go the full distance."

Hunt had a break-out year in 2012 when he shifted from defence to the midfield.

Suns football manager Marcus Ashcroft said: "Karmichael has been training well and is in great shape at the moment but you can't not lose weight given the amount of running he has had to do.

You could tell he was cooked by the end of his first season.

Chris Gaviglio

"Especially in his new role in the midfield, he has covered a lot of kilometres.

"He has had a season in the VFL and two seasons in the AFL so it was only a matter of time before his body shape became more suited to the demands of our game."

Gold Coast are 5001.00 to win the 2013 Premiership title, with Adelaide 5001.00.

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