fitness training - Your personal approach
is what you do in your own time that will really make the difference
on the field of play. Rugby is simple; the stronger, faster, smarter
and more agile player will gain the upper hand. All of these areas
can be addressed and developed.
too often I see committed rugby players down the gym following an
outdated body builder weights routine. I hear committed players
tell me they never train their legs, that they do the same routine
week in week out and don't know how to activate their core. This
may or may not be you but the way to out pace, out muscle and out
score your opponents starts with learning to train smarter not necessarily
of how much time you commit to training, whether it is one gym session
per week or if you train daily you must examine whether your routine
is covering the key areas of training,whether you are progressing
this from week to week and the support you are giving your mind
holistic fitness routine must include covering these key areas:
fitness - An essential base for any rugby player.
- A decisive factor in speed and contact situations.
- Critical for success and high level performance.
- The skills to change speed and direction is vital.
- The absolute base upon which everything else is built.
- Another foundation of performance.
of these components can be addressed easily as part of a session
or as their own individual training scheme. To do the training is
not enough though. even the best designed training programme becomes
obsolete after a few weeks.
key to success is how you change the training programme week by
week and month to month to continue to derive training benefits.
is done by the science of Periodization, this is the art of structuring
and varying your training programme so that performance is increased
year to year and without injury.
is the underlying concept for success and enjoyment from your training
programme. Read an in-depth article on Periodization.
the most successful training plan will get limited results if you
are living off poor food and just sports supplements. The exercise
you perform gives the stimulus for the body to get fitter but this
only occurs if the nutritional state of the body is backing up your
typing is the science of personal nutrition and examines and determines
you exact nutritional requirements. It is central to all my courses
and the most important thing you can learn for your performance
and also your health.
one fact you need to know is that "The same foods can be healthy
for one person but unhealthy for another person."
Learn more about metabolic typing.
people who are in the best shape still fail to perform at match
time, this is due to the psychological aspects to performance. This
represents the final piece of the jig saw to fulfilling your potential.
mind must be tuned for success. It is what separates the champions
from the rest, the difference in physiques becomes smaller the higher
up you go and the mind becomes the critical factor for success.
is the power of the subconscious that determines the success in
the long run. Your beliefs that you may or may not be aware of can
undermine or excel your performance levels. EFT, emotional freedom
technique, which is a form of energy psychology is a powerful method
which can transform your game. Learn
more about emotional freedom technique.
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can learn each of these powerful techniques and dramatically improve
your performance by doing one of my courses.