New RTE documentary, ‘Tommy Bowe’s Bodycheck' provides a unique insight into what it takes to rise to the top of the modern game of professional rugby and explores the science and physiology of Ireland and Ulster winger Tommy Bowe.
This sports science documentary chronicles the sporting-life and season of one of our top sportsmen as he makes his return from injury to play for his country. Along the road to recovery, Tommy is tested through cutting edge sports science experiments to uncover what makes him the elite sportsperson he is, from gruelling pre-season training to full match fitness. And, just as Tommy returns to elite performance, his RBS 6 Nations hopes are dashed when he suffers a serious injury.
Tommy’s journey takes him back to explore his GAA roots, as well as putting himself up against a record-breaking sprinter. All his sporting attributes are put to the test: strength; speed; endurance; mental toughness; technique; and finally, how much natural ability really lies in the family genes?
Tommy Bowe’s Bodycheck airs on RTÉ One on Sunday 24th February at 9.30pm.
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