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At home with Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Our 200cm powerhouse forward has embraced a more relaxed routine at home in Melbourne during isolation.

We caught up with Nels to find out what he's been up to since the NRL season was suspended and how he's keeping match-ready.

Melbourne Storm: How’s isolation going so far?

Nelson Asofa-Solomona: I’m really enjoying it! I have two new puppies that keep me busy and me and my partner Georgia just get stuff done around the house - stuff that I didn't get around to before pre-season started. I finally have a bit of a routine which I never really had before isolation, so it is all pretty positive!

MS: What's your training schedule like at home?

NAS: I had a gym set up in the garage before the pandemic, so I got in early, but I'm just adding pieces here and there. I have everything I need to start up a gym really haha.

MS: What other things are you doing to keep your mind stimulated?

NAS: I'm just staying really active, trying to do 2-3 workouts a day with a rest day on Sunday, but it’s still hard to rest because I love working out. I find it’s really good for my mental health. Other than that, I play with my puppies and watch movies with my partner.

MS: Are you keeping in contact with the other lads? If so, who?

NAS: Yeah we all jump on the House Party app and catch up every week, the boys generally have a few stories but it has been pretty quiet since we have been in iso haha!

MS: Have you been smashing through Netflix? What are your go-to movies/shows?

NAS: I've been smashing Disney movies haha - my partner always asked me if I watched so and so growing up and was always shocked when I said no, so I’ve had a lot of catching up to do. I watched Shrek for the first time last week.

MS: If you could choose any teammate to be in isolation with who would it be? And who wouldn’t you want to be stuck with?

NAS: Anyone that can stand my snoring is fine haha and I wouldn't want to be stuck with someone who hates my snoring.

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