Mike Quirke, Kieran Lillis and Evan O'Carroll all had praise for S&C coach Tom Hargroves.
Laois manager Mike Quirke believes his players have come on leaps and bounds in their physical fitness ahead of the new season.
The Kerry native says he was pleasantly surprised by the condition that his 35 strong panel turned up in for their first week of training.
Veteran Kieran Lillis and attacker Evan O'Carroll also heaped praise onto Laois' Head of Athletic Development Tom Hargroves.
But Quirke says the next step is focusing on getting their skills up to scratch:
It has also been confirmed that Laois will operate with a 35 player panel for the season as the manager felt it was unfair on those who'd taken part in the hundreds of collective sessions over the winter months to be excluded.