Mel prepares for tough grind ahead

Pocari Sweat’s Melissa Gohing prepares for an all-out war.

After a grueling stint in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference, Gohing and the rest of the Lady Warriors went to the beautiful island of Boracay to take a breather.

[quote]”People need to unwind after a stressful season.”[/quote]

But few days later, she returned to the gym and ground herself to develop her muscles and gain extra weight in preparation for the upcoming tourney.

[quote]”Actually, plano ko talaga kasi July 1 na agad ang start (of the conference), nagpahinga ako ng one week para makapag-recover sa mga injuries ko then balik kayod ako.”[/quote]

Last conference, sideliners criticized the many-time Best Libero for gaining weight. But what they didn’t notice was that at the latter part of the tourney, Gohing was reduced to her old skinny form.

[quote]”Magpapalaki ako ulit kasi nasunog ako eh.”[/quote]

The former De La Salle star said she wants to assure that she can still catch-up with the built and aggressiveness, especially of the youngsters playing in the league through being extra fit.

[quote]”Nagtataka ‘yung mga tao kung bakit nagpalaki ako pero tingnan mo naubos din ako last season. Kasi ganoon naman talaga yun eh if it’s a long season, ganoon talaga pag pros (league).”[/quote]

[quote]”Una magpalaki ka para hindi ka masunog in the end so ‘yun ‘yung gagawin ko. Idi-develop ko ulit yung mga muscles ko para naman tumagal ako sa next conference.”[/quote]

Gohing knows she’s not getting any younger.

She has to maintain proper conditioning very badly.

[quote]”Alam mo na tumatanda na dapat mas doble ‘yung kayod kapag tumatanda kana kasi ang dami mga bata ngayon.”[/quote]