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In this video we take a look at the type of training you can do before you start winter training proper.
Yes, you need a rest but in some cases it can still be good to do some specific exercises and drills which will keep you ready to start training. This is important in particular for my group as I like them to be ready to hit the ground running when we return to training in early October.
In the video you'll see basic drills done in place and moving forward as well as more dynamic ones and core work. At this time it really is a focus on trying to strengthen the body for the more intense work to follow. So, we will incorporate multi-muscular movements into this training phase and we will also do things slower than normal.
The objective is to be precise and to really focus on how, for example, a foot is placed or a limb is moved. I also talk about the need to focus on what you need to work on and how this is an important time in the training year to really plan ahead.
I'll be saying more about that in future videos and in the videos I post exclusively in the Members's Area on my YouTube Channel (check-out the members area HERE). If you've any questions then do add them to the comments section below and thanks for supporting the channel.
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No matter what your sport - and indeed even if you are a sprinter or a jumper - you need to understand how to apply force
Developing speed and power for sport - in this case rugby - is a new departure for me as at Oct 22 in terms of making videos for my YouTube channel. I've often been asked to help players from various sports get faster and I have worked with all levels of players from international hockey players, to academy footballers to country standard rugby players.
Some of you have also asked me to create some videos on this subject. So, I have dipped my toe in the water with this introductory video, which has a rugby focus.
I always start by applying the basics of sprint training - and this is what you will see some of in this video.
No matter what your sport - and indeed even if you are a sprinter or a jumper - you need to understand how to apply force and what the mechanics are of top end sprinting. And if you are a rugby player of footballer, for example, I believe that you need to do this before moving onto more sport specific speed drills.
As I say in the video if you don't know how to apply force then you won't be able to maximise your acceleration, for example.
I worked with the two young rugby players in the video across this summer and they improved significantly in terms of their ability to express power and increase their speed. They also showed greater speed on the pitch - that's when it really matters.
Do let me know what you think of this video and whether you are interested in finding out more. As well as practical experience of working with athletes from various sports I have also written a book: "The Complete Guide to Sports Training" And I've also written hundreds of articles on sports specific training and trained with professional rugby and football players, for example.