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531 During Rugby League Season


#1

Hey,

I’m about to begin a new season of rugby and am trying to work out what program I should do as my “in season” routine. I spent the whole off season doin 531 and love the program (added 30kg to my deadlift! Noob gains!!).

Would 531 twice a week be the best way forward?

We play Saturday, train Tuesday and Thursday.


#2

The in season program is in several articles and in the book. I would start there.


#3

Hey mate nice to see a rugby league player on here i dont play any more but i do miss it at times. No offense to american football but rugby league is the greatest game of all i cant think of any other game that requires the mix of strength speed skill and endurance we have some freaks here in the nrl that i believe would do better in the nfl. For in season full body 5 pro with fsl 2 days a week there is plenty of examples on here and jims books as he said. Also i used to do a quick power session at the end of week nothing taxing just some mobility stretching jumps/throws/olympic lifts but entirely up to u


#4

When i say do better in the nfl im talking of jarred hayne he has done awesome over there


#5

Rugby League IS “the greatest game of all!”! Im in my 10th season of senior footy and the body is starting to really feel it haha.

I bought the original 531 e-book when it first came out and havent really ready the other editions but sounds like there is a lot more info out now.

Would it be a good idea to read up on the newest edition?


#6

Thanks for the reply.


#7

Get beyond 531 theres a ton of info that will set your lifting up for life


#8

I’d certainly recommend it mate. It’s an interesting read if nothing else and I find myself flicking through even when I don’t have any intention of changing my program.

I haven’t played Rugby League for three years now but I still have the screwed up ankles to show for it after 8 seasons. You gotta love it though, what a game!


#9

Ended up reading through beyond 531 and am going to go with the 28 weeks of training 2 day a week template as layed out in the book! Thanks for your responses guys!

Did my first squat/bench session last week and wow. The FSL rest pause stuff is alot harder than it looks on paper haha!