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In-Season Periodization With Youth Rugby Players

Marshall James MS CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2005
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This article presents an overview of the conditioning requirements of rugby union, followed by a sample of a yearly strength periodization plan. This plan focuses on a core group of techniques, with supplemental techniques rotated in phases.

James Marshall is Managing Director of Excelsior Sports Consultancy.

© 2005 National Strength and Conditioning Association