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Old 02-22-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
Jay Ashman
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Hello. I found this board from another person who recommended it to me as a great rugby training tool.

I am 6-3 265, and a tighthead prop. I am in good shape, but always trying to get better.

Our spring season has already started, so I cannot do these workouts during the season because of practice and game demands, but once it is over I will jump right in to the WOD.

How many others on this board use crossfit to workout for rugby and how has it helped your game?
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hi Jay,

I regularly play here in the UK. Not quite as prop though.....too small, i'm usually the annoying lil guy who shoots through your legs at scrum half!

Been following the wod's religiously for the last couple of months and i'm literally tearing up the oppsition. The oly lifts are helping me to dump tackle the vast majority of all but the heaviest forwards. Combined with my increased cardio benefits of the crossfit way, i'm improved across the board as both a player and motivator.

Oh yeah, not nearly as injured as much either. Feel like my body works as one instead of made up of parts....

Good luck with the season big guy!

Karl

ps. welcome to the most effective training tool you will find!
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I was sifting through the WOD and I feel that these would be fantastic for a rugby player.

Is it hard to do the WOD during the season, Karl? I'd prefer to maintain during the season and use the offseasons for hardcore training.

What do you think?
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:32 PM   #4
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The wod's are indeed the way forward Jay! I've been doing them in addition to normal weekly training and am actually less fatigued than doing the standard gym workouts prescribed on top of skill/ball work!

Means i've got a lot more come game time and feel like i can take hits netter too (dunno if that's just a psychological thing though!?).

A lot of the boys at the club are starting to sit up and take notice too! Give it a go matey, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain!
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:20 PM   #5
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Hi Jay!

I think you will love this stuff. Have you read the Testimonials section regarding the San Louis Obispo rugby team? Excellent stuff there.

If you want to incorporate them now I would just start by dialing back volume (feel free to ask for suggestions for specific days) and start getting acquainted with the pacing and movements. You will be killing in no time as you obviously have an excellent background.

Keep us posted
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:11 AM   #6
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I will read the testimonials now...

Thanks. :-)
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:18 AM   #7
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BTW, Robert, I subscribed to the nutrition newsletter yesterday...Looking forward to reading it.
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Old 02-24-2005, 08:41 PM   #8
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Thanks Jay! I'll make doubly sure it is good....I DO NOT want you ****ed at me!
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Old 02-25-2005, 12:20 AM   #9
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LOL, Robb, I'm sure it will be good. Judging by the website and this website, I am positive it will be full of good info.

Hell, I downloaded the sample issue and that made me want to subscribe to it.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:31 AM   #10
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I currently do dedicated strength training outside of the wod and one or two WOD a week, with all the rest of the skill work,etc the WOD everyday would be too taxing
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