A quote stolen off an amazing performance coach Jeremy Sheppard, but just follows up on my last blog, explaining how important strength development is at this time of year.Now more so than ever, when considering covid and how it has disrupted structured training and training specifically for competition.
One of the biggest questions we hear is, ‘why hasn’t rugby picked up in the US’ or ‘what makes rugby so big in other countries but not here?’. One of the main reasons is the lack of access to high performance resources and professionals to help lead the way.
The Athlete Collective is a new organization focused on the development of rugby in North America. Engaging with professional players and teams, as well as the greater community, “The AC” will provide world class resources to players and teams that want to excel.
After chatting with Alex, I compiled a list of lessons athletes at all levels can learn from, helping them consider how to help athletes to become mentally tough over time. After all, I believe toughness can be taught and learned.
Training as a rugby player includes team practice, S & C, skills, drills, techniques, competing, pushing your body to its physical limits, and so much more. You keep your body in tip top condition to be able to perform all the physical components of your game. You feel the physical stress of muscle fatigue, cramping, pain, and pushing yourself
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