Credit:Getty Images. Credit:Getty Images, "It took me finding a bit of passion outside the game and purpose with my cars and really pushing that to bring myself back to a good, happy place.". The 40-year-old has been working out with current Power forward Charlie Dixon, and judging from a picture posted on social media, Cornes might be in better shape than Dixon himself. The comparison between the two Cornes brothers comes after Kane Cornes revealed a hilarious sledge from Fremantle star Nat Fyfe about his slender figure last week. "We just clicked, he's helped me a lot in these last 18 months," Dixon said. Chad Cornes and Charlie Dixon looking massive.Source:Instagram. Almost seven years after retiring from the AFL, Port Adelaide champion Chad Cornes looks like he could still play. Both Cornes brothers were members of Port Adelaide's inaugural AFL premiership side, with Chad playing 239 games for the club between 1999 and 2011 before adding 16 further games with the GWS Giants in the club's foundation years. Seven years since his retirement, AFL great Chad Cornes is still wowing current players with his ridiculously ripped physique. Dixon went from the Gold Coast to Port Adelaide with Hinkley in 2015 and they have developed an extremely close bond. He talks down his ability as a mechanic, laughing that he usually sends the cars down the road on the back of a tow-truck when he makes a mistake he can't fix himself. "But I've still got a way to go to catch Hawkins, he's in some serious form at the minute.". And it's not the 1967 Ford F100 that he's chipping away at in his shed, or his prized 2003 Holden Monaro that's closer to being finished. But there is an added layer of complexity to Dixon the person, who has opened up on one of the most challenging periods in his life. And I'd like to think that my teammates love the way I play the game and they can build off the way I play. The Port Adelaide great on Monday showed off his chiselled frame after going public with his plans to keep players at Port Adelaide fit and firing during their coronavirus stand down. Dixon regains love for footy after private mental health battle. The 40-year-old showed off his rig in a photo alongside ripped Power forward Charlie Dixon during a recent work out — and the image has been impressing more than a few in the footy world. Fine specimens. Unfortunately for the seven members of the Port Adelaide coaching staff present, four of them pulled up lame in a video posted by Cornes of their 100m sprint running race. I'm sure our guys are being really diligent with their training and 2-3 weeks is probably all they would need to train at the club to prepare for when the season starts again. Eyes on the ball: Charlie Dixon, right, in action against the Hawks in round 13. Credit:Getty Images. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site. Cornes has been stood down as an assistant coach at Port Adelaide while there’s still no sign of footy returning from its forced suspension any time soon — but he’s certainly staying active. "That's something that I want to be doing.". North Melbourne's Ben Brown requests AFL trade to the Demons. "He looked at me in amusement almost, I'll never forget the look on his face, and he said to me with the ball only about 5m away, he forgot the ball and he just looked at me and said 'bring your old skinny frail bones with me, we're going straight to the goalsquare'," Cornes told AFL.com.au. Charlie Dixon considered walking away from football. I’m sure our guys are being really diligent with their training and 2-3 weeks is probably all they would need to train at the club to prepare for when the season starts again.”, @charlie_dixon asked me to post this to show you all the magnificent condition he’s in, and let you know his body is feeling as good ever. Port Adelaide Power forward Charlie Dixon credits coach Ken Hinkley and Chad Cornes for saving his illustrious career, after he considered walking away from football. Along with Tom Hawkins and Josh Kennedy, he's one of the steam train full forwards that opposition defenders have nightmares about. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. I couldn't find the motivation to be honest. We are also catching up regularly online,” Cornes told SEN South Australia on Monday. @chad_cornes @charlie_dixon you guys should organise a power members ride, get all the players together and raise some money for @heartkids or someone like that. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Very similar set-up to his bro https://t.co/R1wFesorfF, Chad Cornes looks like he could still play. Cornes, who violently pulled a hamstring during the race, left the Power playing group cackling with laughter as three other coaches all went down near the finish line with injuries. They’re not laughing any more after seeing the former GWS Giants star’s latest look. “I’ll be looking to do some one on one training with players now we are out of isolation. "Chad Cornes joined Kane & Hayesy this morning and promised a picture with him and Charlie," the SEN SA tweet read. On the surface, the Queenslander is your typical alpha male. It's Cornes and senior coach Ken Hinkley that Dixon credits as being the major reasons he got back to loving footy. "Not being able to train and then produce the way I wanted to; I would isolate myself from the group and not buy into it," he said. Dixon is also part of a much smaller family in football that seems to be reducing in numbers every year. 4 down in one race #pafc, A post shared by Chad Cornes (@chad_cornes) on Jun 3, 2019 at 7:47pm PDT. But it's not the end result that he yearns for, it's the process. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Dixon doesn't shy away from his uncompromising style of play. The two-metre giant has one of the most impressive physiques in football, he rebuilds old cars in his shed while listening to alternative heavy metal and on the weekends he straight lines a pig skin, destroying anything in his path. Sam McClure is a sport reporter for The Age and winner of 'best news reporter' at the AFL Media Association awards. But that will mean little if Dixon and his teammates can't turn it into a grand final performance on October 24. It was an easy decision to stay because of the family I've got here.". Cornes' younger brother Kane responded to the tweet by comparing his brother's bulked up figure to his own figure, which has been the butt of jokes in recent years. 2,529 Likes, 176 Comments - Chad Cornes (@chad_cornes) on Instagram: “@charlie_dixon asked me to post this to show you all the magnificent condition he’s in, and let you…” We are also catching up regularly online.". Seven years since he last kicked a Sherrin in anger — Chad Cornes has activated beast mode. "All the players have detailed programs for them to do if they want. All times AEDT (GMT +11). After all, he is one of the few true monster full forwards remaining in the game. Hinkley is more than Dixon's coach and Port Adelaide is more than just his club. Charlie Dixon has struggled with his mental health off the field for the past 18 months. Fine physique: Charlie Dixon is one of a dwindling number of giant forwards in AFL. Very similar set-up to his bro," Cornes tweeted in response. The Port great will be taking his training secrets and work ethic with him as he whips his players into shape during one-on-one sessions until the 2020 AFL season gets the all clear to return. The 2004 premiership player has been working out with current Power key forward Charlie Dixon. Catch up and settle in with no installation & no lock-in contract. Would be … Cornes is currently an assistant coach at Port Adelaide and revealed that all assistants had been stood down until at least May 5. Melbourne Cup 2020 result: Prince of Arran third place, jock... Melbourne Cup 2020: Photos of drunk people, racegoers, fashi... NRL 2020: Toronto Wolfpack axed from Super League, Sonny Bil... Melbourne Cup 2020 final finishing order, every horse, winne... 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