After the unbelievable success of the Special ‘Football’ Edition of the podcast, the natural progression was to get a couple of guys on for a rugby edition. Tom Farrow, Dan Howells and Sam Portland give their insight into a variety of areas when it comes to the physical preparation of rugby athletes. With such a varied background, all three guys speak candidly about their experiences and give a really rounded view of what its like to work in rugby, issues they encounter and how they get the best from their players.
This was the first time I had covered topics which were put to me on Twitter so thank you to Stuart Roche (@stuartroche1), Laurent Sietz (@laurentbsietz), Ross Tarnowski (@rosstarnowski) & Michael Cheverton (@m_cheverton) for their input into this episode.
In this episode you will learn –
- Who are Tom Farrow, Dan Howells and Sam Portland and how they got to where they are today
- How Dan periodises training between legs of a series
- How GPS is used in rugby
- Should we be burning the speed ladders or do they have a place
- Should we be squatting in season
- Go-to power exercises
- What methods are being used for post-training/post-match recovery
- How exercises are cycled to reduce detraining of movements with lower priority
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