Fitness

Crossfit Training For Rugby

Crossfit gets a bad rap from many in the strength and conditioning community and some of it is warranted. But when used correctly Crossfit can provide an effective training approach for rugby players. There are several reasons why but first lets look at what Crossfit is. What is Crossfit? Crossfit can be defined as “constantly varied functional movements executed at …

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A GVT Workout To Help Rugby Players Get Bigger And Stronger

German Volume Training (GVT), is a fantastic method of allowing rugby players to increase size and strength in a relatively short period of time. First let’s look at the most important points regarding German Volume Training: -You do 10 sets of a single “most bang for your buck” exercise – think big compound movements like squats and pull ups. -You …

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Watch David Pocock’s Monstrous Gym Routine

In the second part of the David Pocock documentary True Grit, fans get to take a deeper look at the flankers monstrous gym routine… [adsenseyu2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp4aRMiOyTA [adsenseyu4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmSBJfUJUso

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Improve Overall Speed With These Tips From Professional Rugby Coaches

If you’re looking to improve your overall speed out on the rugby pitch, then these tips from professional coaches will help… CORRECT TECHNIQUE There are four main points to follow when sprinting: A Relaxed Action – Movement is flowing and easy; hands are relaxed, shoulders are low. Try not to tense up when exerting maximum effort. A Smooth Action – …

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These 7 Plyometric Exercises Will Help Develop Explosive Power For Rugby

Plyometrics are a great way of developing explosive power so try incorporating these exercises into your workouts for improvements on the rugby field… [adsenseyu2] Bounding – Take over sized strides while running 30 meters, concentrating on spending more time in the air. 1-minute rest between runs. Try to complete 5 runs. Box Jumps – Over a set of ten hurdles; …

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