Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Fitness, Strength & CrossFit

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2008, 04:06 AM   #1
Robbie Bremner
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 28
Default Rugby Speed/Plyo/Agility

I play rugby union which involves training Tues & Thurs and play on a Sat. I 'm thrying to change my training week for variation. I would normally do the following-
Mon- Plyo/agility & Oly lifting
Tues - Upper Body & Rugby
Wed - Speed & Oly lifting
Thurs - Upper Body & Rugby
Fri - Rest
Sat - Match
Sun - Recovery

I am in midseason so volume is being cut down. The rugby sessions involve a huge amount of physical contact which is hard to recover from. may recovery methods could be improved.
I feel I need a new regime and have thought about cutting out an upper body session?

Any ideas?
Robbie Bremner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
Steven Low
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,091
Default

You should vary it depending on how you're beat up. If your legs need to recover you should allow them to recover; if your upper body does then do that. If it's the whole body do that.

Don't be afraid to take rest days if you feel that you need it. Missing one or two workouts especially when they can do you more harm than good (working out while injured can incur greater injuries) is not worth it at all.

Depending on how you're feeling you might want to cut one the days a week and add in a lot of prehab work for everything.
__________________
Posts NOT intended as professional medical, training or nutrition advice.
Site // Bodyweight Strength Training Article // Overcoming Gravity Bodyweight Book
Steven Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 07:33 AM   #3
chris hill
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 54
Default

What level do you play ruby at?
chris hill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 09:22 AM   #4
Robbie Bremner
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 28
Default

I play at All-Ireland league- National league level. Work as Fitness coach so can get pretty wrecked sometimes.
Thanks for advice. I find rugby is about managing recovery and not your training.
Robbie Bremner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2008, 05:37 PM   #5
John Vernon
Member
 
John Vernon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 115
Default

what recovery methods are you currently using?

It probably wouldn't hurt to cut out an upper body session since you've got two days of that each week. Or maybe just switch one day to lighter weight, higher rep deadlifts & presses.

What does your Oly programming look like?
John Vernon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 04:44 AM   #6
Robbie Bremner
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 28
Default

John

I get sports massage, ice baths, some flexibility work but could do more and I do some cycling which I find helps too.

I've already dropped one upper body session and do prehab instead, in which I am already feeling the benefits.

Oly days at the mo

Snatch 3/2/1/1
CJ 5 70%
CJ 3x2 85%
CJ2x2 75%
FS 5x5 60% to 90%
SLDL 5x5 70%

OH Squats 5x2 80%
Back squat 3x5 80%
Snatch Deadlift 3x3 110%#
Push Press 5x5 80%
Pull-Ups 5 sets to max

Do a speed/plyo/agility session once a week.
What you think?
Robbie Bremner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.