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

Cool-down

Active recovery

Surprisingly, the evidence supporting an active recovery such as cycling following intense exercise is limited. One study has reported that stationary cycling following match play is equally effective in enhancing recovery compared to contrast therapy and wearing compression garments (Gill et al, 2005). In this particular study, Rugby players completed a low intensity cycle bout for seven minutes before carrying out their normal post-match routine.