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Gallery: Tigers get pumped up ahead of round one

AS RICHMOND'S season opener rapidly approaches, AFL Media photogpraher Michael Willson joined a selection of Tigers in the gym for a strength training session.

Brett Deledio, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt and Shane Edwards were among the players captured in a photo session that shows the Tigers like you rarely see them.  

All pictures by Michael Willson, AFL Media. 

Brett Deledio with a lazy 150kg on his shoulders. 

Chris Yarran and Jacob Townsend perform a delicate balancing act. 

Alex Rance shows the strain. 

Kamdyn McIntosh and Alex Rance in a reflective moment. 

Tigers captured in light and shade at the ME Bank Centre. 

Deledio gives his core a workout. 

Alex Rance stretches out during the strength training session. 

Jack Riewoldt puts his all into the session. 

A sweaty Sam Lloyd takes a moment to catch his breath. 

Nick Vlastuin shows off his juggling skills. 

Deledio continues his full-body workout. 

Shane Edwards gives his tender left shoulder some exercise. 

Ben Griffiths keeps his focus with a heavy load. 

Shaun Hampson puts in the hard yards on the treadmill.