Importance of Strength and Conditioning for Rugby Young Players

If you are a young rugby player, there are multiple benefits to strength and conditioning. Rugby Union is an example of high-intensity intermittent exercise, in that activities that call for maximum strength and power are interspersed with periods of low intensity aerobic activity and rest. The game is played by two teams of 15 players competing for possession and territory to score more tries, penalties or conversions than the opposition. From a physiological perspective this puts various demands on players during the game. Since the introduction of professionalism in 1995,…

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