Hi there, Got a year of free time before playing rugby again. Been hitting my training pretty hard. Just wanted to know what you guys think. I'm 19 6'2 and 95kg
I do starting strength 4 times a week for strength. I add a little gymnastics to this such as handstands and some ring work (I just play about more than anything, but it definatly helps).
For speed and agility. I run
3 sets of 5 5m sprints
3 sets of 5 20m sprints
3 100m sprints
3 sets of 5 Zig zag cone work. about 15m
then I place 4 cones in a 5x5m square and just run changing direction as quick as i can. I don't have a set amount I do this, if at all. Depends how I feel on the day. I take alot of time between sets with all my sprinting. Throw the ball about. have some fun with it.
I do this twice a week.
Twice a week I also run 4 sets of 20 hill sprints for conditioning. I tell you what, since doing these I've gotten so much tougher in my head. Hitting those squat pr's is alot easier now. Because Hill sprints hurt.
Just wanted to ask you guys incase you have and ideas for me that you know work well. or think i should change something. Would very much appreciate your opinions! Thanks very much
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