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Introduction
LTPD Pathway
Functional Screening
Anatomical Adaptation
Game Demands
Conditioning for Rugby
Periodisation in Rugby
Content
Questions

Anatomical Adaptation integrated with the Rugby programme

As noted previously, the Anatomical Adaptation sessions can also be completed during a Rugby practice session. This can occur as the warm-up or as a circuit on the pitch during or at the end of the Rugby session. During pre-season, the coach may wish to emphasise corrective exercises. He may choose to work indoors and incorporate other resistance training exercises and drills into the programme.

Alternatively, the coach may wish to add more game-related drills within a circuit format on the training pitch. Speed drills and integrated multi-sprint/activity conditioning drills may be added to the Anatomical Adaptation programme. Thus, this phase of conditioning, while addressing the individual physical needs of the players within a group setting, can also be seen as a general means of developing other components of fitness or aspects of the game.