Dublin football boss Pat Gilroy is to stage early morning training sessions ahead of the new season.
He will gather his players around him at 6.30am on Tuesday for a brick work-out before they go to work or college.
"We'll be working off the excesses of Christmas. Most of them seem in reasonable enough shape to be fair to them," said Gilroy.
"There is stuff that you really have to do this month and it's the only chance you get to do it all year. We'll do a little bit of different stuff.
"It depends on the weather as well because if the weather turns against us again it becomes very difficult."