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Fitness - Body circuits are crucial

All elite fitness coaches will recommend body circuits for all rugby players. No player should be using weights unless they have followed a good core body weight program. This body circuit can be applied to junior players and senior players. We have other video clips that show the techniques in more detail

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Hi, I'm Jack Quinn. I'm assuming conditioning coach. I'm going to take you through some body weight conditioning stuff for rugby first exercise body weight squats hands on your shoulders toes out like I said and start the circuit. Next exercise station to is press-ups from the side nice strong position off you go. Third station is the is the power exercise to go for body weight Jacker. Sorry squat jumps hands on hips. In the last session we can go for the straight forward plank elbows down back nice and straight and hold that set one complete when she done one set as a beginner take two minutes off as a more advanced definitely take one minute off repeat that again in to set to as a beginner. We're going to look at three sets as you get more advanced to this aim for five sets. So start three, we've got to for move up to five before you move up a set. You're just doing three decrease the time you're resting for so that's the first the first hurdle if you like the first progression is to go from 2 minutes to 90 seconds 90 seconds to a minute rest stop repeat that three times once you can do that comfortably then move up to four sets then move up to 5 sets.