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Rugby Fitness Training

By Ben Wilson

ISBN: 9781861268501
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 128 b&w photos; 41 line drawings

Rugby is a sport that embraces players of every shape, size and fitness level. The success a player achieves, no matter what position he plays, will depend on his physical abilities. This book explains how those abilities, and therefore playing performance, can be improved.

Discusses the mechanics of the human body, the classification of physical abilities and what is needed to succeed. Examines the training methodology associated with aerobic, endurance, sprint, agility, plyometric, resistance, flexibility and core training. Provides detailed explanations of a wide range of exercises. Considers testing, the principles involved in designing training programmes and presents and easy-to-use, ten-step model that allowsa player to formulate his own twelve-month training programme.

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