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Old 10-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
Jim O'Brien
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Another rugby question

When most people here ask about programs a lot of the advice says it depends on goals and where you are now. So, my goals are to be in great shape to play rugby in the spring. Where I am now...
I am 41 years old
Above average strength
Very slow
Couch potato level conditioning

I have been powerlifting for years up until a couple of years ago and, unfortunately, fell into the idea that to be strong I had to lift and little else. I basically trained to be strong and sit on my butt if I wasn't at work or training. The problem is, I can program strength training with the best of them but I am having a heck of a time figuring out my conditioning. There are countless crossfit websites but I have no idea which one is the way to go for my goals. Can someone who plays offer some advice? Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:51 AM   #2
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Re: Another rugby question

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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Re: Another rugby question

CFFB wouldn't be bad, but you'd probably benefit from adding a little more cardiovascular work to reflect the fact that rugby doesn't give you 30 seconds to recover between plays. Rugby's conditioning needs are much more jog-sprint-jog-sprint for 30+ minutes, more similar to what you'd need for soccer or basketball than football.

I also like GSLP and 5/3/1 with 2-3x per week conditioning....simple stuff along the lines of hill sprints, sandbag work, and sled pushes will do the job just fine.

If you're in really bad shape right now you'll need to start slow. Find a 400m track and do 4-6 laps where you sprint the straightaways and jog the curves, then gradually increase either the number of laps or the ratio of work to rest.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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Re: Another rugby question

check out Ashley Jones' articles on Elite FTS


really great breakdowns for off-season, in-season and some position specific stuff.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #5
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Re: Another rugby question

Originally Posted by Brent Latimer View Post
check out Ashley Jones' articles on Elite FTS


really great breakdowns for off-season, in-season and some position specific stuff.

Have you read Ashley Jone's ebook? I almost pulled the trigger on it a couple of weeks ago......
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