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RUGBY SPEED TRAINING
We’re not all going to be wingers racing down the sidelines. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t want to get faster. Increasing strength is a direct result of increasing speed (assuming weight is kept constant).
So training to get faster for rugby means increasing the force we exert through the ground while NOT gaining muscle mass. Doing that isn’t easy. But these speed training articles will help you.
WHAT WE COVER
Does your rugby club need agility ladders? Our training team examines the fad of agility and speed ladders to figure out whether your rugby club / team needs to bother getting them for your pre-season training.
If you’re traveling this summer, your rugby conditioning is likely to suffer. Off-season rugby training probably hasn’t started for you yet. But in the meantime, try these speed/agility hacks while you’re traveling this summer.
Speed is one of the most intimidating factors in rugby. The faster you can sprint, the better you can evade the opposition, attack, score, or defend. Wingers, and to a lesser extent fullbacks, will need to train differently if they want to be lightning-fast on the rugby field.
Conrad Smith is currently playing Rugby in the French premier competition (Top 14) for Pau (Section Paloise). Conrad recently retired from New Zealand rugby but he was a key leader and member of the All Blacks tallying an impressive 94 caps. He