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How strong should you be to play rugby?

How strong do you need to be to play rugby? If you are asking this question, the answer is probably “stronger than you are now!” Strength is, after all, the foundation of every other type of training that you do.

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Why 5×5 is bad for rugby players

While any strength training is better than no strength training, if you are going lift weights for rugby, it makes sense to try and get the best results from your time and effort. 5×5 is a popular type of strength training, but it is not ideal for ruggers.

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Concentric phase (of triphasic) for rugby training

Triphasic training is one way to increase rugby performance using weights. Unlike plyometrics and Olympic lifting, it uses traditional barbell and dumbbell exercises to improve strength and power.

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Isometric phase (of triphasic) for rugby training

Isometric contractions bridge the gap between eccentric contractions and concentric contractions. They are the link that joins these two different contractions together. They’re also a game changer for rugby training.

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Eccentric phase (of triphasic) for rugby training

For rugby players looking to break through a strength plateau in the gym, the eccentric phase of triphasic training could well be your ticket. Take a deep dive into eccentric training with guru Pat Dale of our training team.

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Triphasic training for rugby-player power

One type of strength training that may be useful for ruggers is called Triphasic strength training. This is a unique protocol and could be precisely what you need to help you overcome your current strength training plateau.

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How to prepare mentally for rugby games

Everyone can learn to create the right mindset for optimal performance, and it’s usually a matter of practice makes perfect. Here are nine ways to help you get in the zone for playing or training for rugby.

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