Being strong has become more and more important for rugby players as the game has developed. Strength training along side power has become a staple for all.
Some coaches will try to show you some niche 'best' exercises for getting strong etc. In reality strength can be gained in huge amounts by doing the same basic compound exercises over and over for months and even years on end. In fact this is pretty much to only way to get really strong. Be proficient in your lifts and look to make very small increases over time.
Strength is the foundation to power. You have to be strong to be able to produce a lot of force. The ability to produce maximum power quickly can be the difference between winning or losing contact or winning the ball at the breakdown.
Here we are going to explain how to gain strength, the best methods, lifting technique, lifting percentages, rep ranges, sets, training volume and much much more!
We hope you read through the articles and have a lot of take aways from them. We want to help you be in the best possible position to become as strong as you can!
Here you will find a collection of articles all about strength training. How to get stronger, types of training, reps and set as well as training volumes.
How to Design an Upper Body Session
Fitness - How do I get fit for rugby?
Strength & Power - How & why for rugby players?
the importance of recovery
Recovery is a huge part of the game. If you want to train and play for years to come its essential you take note of these articles.
Ice Baths - Friend or Foe?
nutrition is essential for progress
When it comes to changing your body composition, either gaining muscle or losing body fat, nutrition will be the most important aspect.
Sam’s Diet Plan
Caffeine - A good pre workout?
Macronutrients – What are they?
here are some of most asked questions
We hope these help with any questions that you may have. If these don't answer yours in particular then feel free to reach out on Instagram or via email, we are here to help.
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