Periodization In Rugby

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As most other team sports, rugby is a sport of technical finesse, tactical boldness, and refined and complex physical development. In this book, only one, but the crucial element of this sport will be addressed, namely the physical conditioning. This topic represents the foundation of all the other elements of the game.
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Overview

As most other team sports, rugby is a sport of technical finesse, tactical boldness, and refined and complex physical development. In this book, only one, but the crucial element of this sport will be addressed, namely the physical conditioning. This topic represents the foundation of all the other elements of the game.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781841262536
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Introduction 7 Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Rugby 13 Technical training Tactical and psychological training Dominant biomotor abilities for rugby Chapter 2 Physiological Demand of the Game 25 Training the energy systems Time-motion analysis of the game of rugby Ergogenesis and the dominant motor abilities for rugby Limiting factors for performance Specificity: Position-specific training Chapter 3 Testing 46 Rugby-specific tests Player's profile and position review Utilization of player's profile for program development Chapter 4 Planning Periodization 70 General concepts Short-term planning The annual plan Periodization of biomotor abilities Chapter 5 Strength and Power Training 98 General considerations Periodization of strength and power Rugby-specific strength and power training Position-specific programs for MxS and power Chapter 6 Agility and Quickness Training 128 General consideration Periodization of agility and quickness Rugby-specific agility and quickness training Specific drills for agility and quickness Chapter 7 Speed Training and Reaction Time 145 General considerations Periodization of speed Rugby-specific speed training Suggested drills for rugby Chapter 8 Endurance Training 171 Aerobic and anaerobic endurance Periodization of endurance Methodology of endurance training: The intensity zones Position-specific endurance training Chapter 9 Recovery, Fatigue, Overtraining, Detraining, Injuries 193 Training and game recovery Fatigue and overtraining Strategies for better recovery and preventing staleness Immediate care for injuries Chapter 10 Nutrition 207 General considerations, food for sports A periodized nutrition plan Bibliography 222 Photo & Illustration Credits223
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