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

Additional game-related conditioning drills

Summary of guidelines for multi-sprint activity and conditioned games

Skill-based conditioning training methods are more appropriate for the Rugby player than traditional interval and steady state endurance type methods in improving their game fitness.

Consider the methods of multi-sprint/activity training when selecting and planning your training methods. There will be opportunities for adding in Rugby-specific activities within these multi-sprint based training methods.

Monitor the volume and intensity of the training session by using a simple Perceived Rate of Exertion record (this will be discussed in the next module).

Conditioned games are an excellent means of integrating the various activities that occur in match play. The intensity of these games can be increased through the inclusion of additional multi/sprint and intense Rugby-related activities. Also, the intensity can be reduced through the use of extended recovery periods within the conditioned game.