It’s an exciting time here at FindRugbyNow! The website now fundamentally provides a platform for all aspects of the rugby community, so accordingly it is with great pleasure that I now welcome you to our Rugby Fitness Blog.
This blog will place key emphasis on the physical development of rugby players. Research demonstrates a significant increase in the physicality of modern-day rugby in comparison to previous years and that there is a definite link between a team’s physical fitness and success.
Being physically conditioned to play is essential in order to reduce the risk of injury.
If you are involved in rugby outside the professional tiers, the reality is that you don’t have strength and conditioning coaches provided to you by your club, that I personally feel you should have. This is a vital issue as it relates to the likelihood of injuries occurring. Being physically conditioned to play is essential in order to reduce the risk of injury.
I am also well aware of the fact that every player wants to have the ability to tackle harder, play with more intensity, run faster, be more agile (the list goes on!) and essentially be dominant in their playing positions.
With this desire comes the ultimate question: How should you train in order to optimally excel beyond the demands of the game and achieve these physical attributes?
This blog will answer this question by highlighting key training exercises/methods for increasing rugby-specific fitness and conditioning, and by providing our rugby community with an insight into how these physical attributes can be achieved. The best part is that you do not need a state-of-the-art gym to replicate the results. I will be showing you how functional training can be carried out using the most random of objects, if any at all!
It is also important to note that every player differs in terms of their individual training needs. In addition to providing an insight into training exercises/methods that are relevant to the sport as a whole (no matter what position you play) this blogs offers you further bespoke conditioning opportunities.
As a club, player, coach or even fan, you now have the opportunity to experience professional strength and conditioning sessions by not only reading this blog and applying its lessons, but by being featured in the next fitness blog! Write to me at the following email address and let me know whether you or your rugby club would like to be featured in next month’s blog:
What’s more, if you have any questions regarding rugby fitness and conditioning then there is certainly the opportunity for your questions to be answered in the next blog. In order to develop, it is important these blogs are relevant to our rugby community, so please send us your questions and comments today!