Fitness exercises to help players improve their effectiveness in contact are very popular at present. Jack Crehan talks through this exercise and demonstrates how it should be done
How you doing, guys? I'm Jack queen. I'm Thomas from conditioning coach. I'm going to show you some Advanced body weight exercises that you can do in isolation or involving air conditioning games for rugby. Next Advanced body exercise is the reptile cruel very similar to the bear cruel accept that set this time. We're going to be more length and position and we're still going to be looking at low to the floor again. We're looking at quality not quantity. So do not rush this exercise take it nice and slow and do it properly start in the Press, uh position. This time is a post on your hands and knees nice and low to the ground. I'm going to I'm going to reach forward my left arm first my right leg will follow so you'll go Like that things to be careful of I'm not to lift your hips too much. You want to stay nice and control the whole way through it. So as you're doing it don't come up here like this. You want to keep your hips low to the ground on every movement these calling variations bear crawl in the reptile extremely good because they keep you in a low position. So it's opposite arm opposite leg each time trying to keep nice and tight the whole way through it. Don't rush the movement. It's very easy to try and get through it quickly. We're looking at nice controlled movements bracing to call the whole time to do that in the drill start from here in the Press up position. nice and low then How do I stir as you can see it's quite a tough exercise to do I'm out of breath only doing a few of them. We really got concentrate on it being nice and slow and controlled rather than rushing through it and not getting the ideal movement. If you're doing this at home in an isolation one length, as a beginner rest before repeating more advanced you are increase the amount of limps you do and then you're going to put it in a circuit you could do this, maybe one or two lengths before moving on to the next one so much of rugby is about body position. When you enter in all these skills at the breakdown, it's ideal to be in a nice low body position and keep everything nice and tight to either break through the breakdown or secure it so that makes this these drills even more important to focus on nice and slow body low to the ground keeping control of your body throughout the movement, which will then allow you to keep control of your body when under pressure in a competitive breakdown situation.
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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