The Jingle Jangle is a very popular conditioning routine with rugby sevens teams and for good reason- it will get you in great running shape and simulates the running during a game very well. Many of you that have played the seven-a-side game probably remember being hunched over or temporarily going blind after running these things under a blazing sun. They have not improved any.
The critical power run is one of the absolute most effective means of improving your running conditioning and VO2 Max in the shortest time possible. The exercise is straightforward and brutal if done properly but the rewards are well worth it if you stick with them.
In today's modern rugby game, you need more than just low intensity endurance. To compete at the highest level, you need loads of anaerobic (i.e. max to near-max effort) endurance. Crescendos are an excellent exercise for working on your anaerobic endurance and is one of the preferred routines used by the USA Women's 7's team to get in world class shape.
The 100 Burpee Challenge is one of the most excruciating fitness tests in existence. Every single muscle in the body is worked to an extreme degree and you will not only be wearing out every muscle that you have, but you will also hammer your heart and lungs worse than you would have ever thought possible without taking a single step in any direction.
50 meter repeats are a great way to improve your anaerobic endurance and get used to faster paced running all with minimal time and equipment.
The build up of waste products in muscles as well as the increased need for nutrients after exercise is a real concern for athletes. Muscle soreness from lactic acid build up and stiff joints can seriously hinder an athlete’s ability to train and as such needs to be minimized when and wherever possible.
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