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Complete Conditioning for Rugby



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Human Kinetics
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This is the edition with a publication date of 5/17/2012.

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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 Rugbyfeatures 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 sportstrength, 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 50-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 Rugbywill take your game to the next level.

Table of Contents

DVD Contentsp. vi
Forewordp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Demands of the Gamep. 1
Optimising Conditioningp. 15
Testing and Monitoringp. 31
Stability and Mobilityp. 65
Strength and Powerp. 95
Work Capacityp. 145
Speed and Agilityp. 169
Recovery and Nutritionp. 203
Conditioning for Young Playersp. 221
Injury Prevention and Player Durabilityp. 229
Building a Complete Conditioning Programmep. 237
Referencesp. 242
Indexp. 243
About the Authorp. 246
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