It’s fairly typical in rugby that coaches will get their players to run and run and run for conditioning. Especially for Pre-Season! Of course you need to have running elements in your training but there are many other methods and modes at your disposal.
Having good conditioning is essential for the rugby pitch. You need to be able to move around the park well, be in the correct areas of the pitch at the right time and have enough in the tank to overpower your opposition when it comes to contact and breakdowns.
I’m sure we have all been then when we’re having a good game and all of a sudden you just seem to run out of steam. From then on you simply can’t perform anywhere close to your optimal level.
We are going to discuss how and when to do your conditioning work, what different methods there are, how often should you be doing conditioning training, how long before a game, should it be position specific and much much more in this section.
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Strength & Power - How & why for rugby players?
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