The second episode of our short documentary series, The Grind, will launch on and the club's social media channels at 7pm on Sunday evening.

This episode centres around the AFL squad's 2km time trial, which was held at the Holden Centre on Monday morning.

It shows how the time trial can trigger anxiety in even veteran players like Steele Sidebottom. It also shows how the club is working hard to make sure the players are able to have a more relaxed, yet professional, attitude towards the time trial.

Sidebottom features prominently, as does fitness boss Kevin White and midfielder Tom Phillips, who on Monday lost his title as the club's time trial king when he finished second behind draftee Jay Rantall.

The first episodes of The Grind focussing on Collingwood's AFLW and Super Netball teams will air in the lead-up to Christmas.

Collingwood members will get exclusive early access to watch each episode of The Grind, via a link that will be emailed to each member, an hour before the episode goes live to the public.

Recap the first episode of The Grind by clicking on the video player below. 

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The Grind: AFL Episode 1

The opening episode of The Grind takes you behind the scenes in the aftermath of the AFL team's preliminary final loss to Greater Western Sydney, then documents the rebirth that is the start of a new pre-season.

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