James O'Connor of Australia has made one of the most remarkable comebacks in rugby. Last capped in 2013 for the Wallabies, O'Connor was lost in the wilderness after a number of high-profile chipper and jacuzzi indiscretions. O'Connor played for 11 minutes off the bench during Australia's win over Argentina at the weekend.
O'Connor posted a workout video that says a lot about his current mentality. He's walking along on the beach with a mate with a huge rock in his hands. The guys take turns walking with the rock until they reach their destination.
Here's how he describes the beach walk
This is breaking the body and pain threshold to create change within. To force a vibrational shift! Working together in a connected and conscious state to fulfil the task. Carrying the load in different ways to inflict different variations of uncomfortable circumstance on the body and mind. Eventually we made it down the beach and all the way back.
O'Connor credits new age 'men's revolution' website Saviour World for his transformation. Whatever you make of him or the men's revolution, you have to credit O'Connor for possessing the mental strength to fight his way back into Michael Cheika's World Cup squad. Carrying a rock on a beach will take you a long way.