Today’s rugby players are bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. A focused conditioning programme has become essential to on-field success. Complete Conditioning for Rugby features a comprehensive training approach that builds players’ physical abilities as well as the rugby-specific skills their positions require.
Renowned conditioning coach and former professional player Paul Pook provides exercises, drills and programmes designed to improve the essential elements of the sport—strength, power, quickness and agility. His programmes will help you with these skills:
Increase strength and power to win those all-important collisions.
Improve your quickness and agility to be as elusive as the world’s best.
Develop your core stability and mobility in order to remain injury free.
Customise your workouts to meet the demands of the position you play.
In addition, the approximately 55-minute DVD takes you into the gym to demonstrate the same exercises and drills used by the game’s best.
With physical assessments, nutrition advice and seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Rugby will take your game to the next level.
Chapter 1 Demands of the Game
Chapter 2 Optimising Conditioning
Chapter 3 Testing and Monitoring
Chapter 4 Stability and Mobility
Chapter 5 Strength and Power
Chapter 6 Work Capacity
Chapter 7 Speed and Agility
Chapter 8 Recovery and Nutrition
Chapter 9 Conditioning for Young Players
Chapter 10 Injury Prevention and Player Durability
Chapter 11 Building a Complete Conditioning Programme