I am a No. 8, I not played in 2 years (because of other commitments), and I am looking to play again next season (starts September).
I played in a few games, for a local club, and its fair to say, I was BLOWING - I was feeling pretty unfit to say the minimum.
In May, I am looking to begin Off-Season, and I am looking for some advice in terms of Conditioning for Rugby Union.
In terms of Strength, I will be performing SS (Starting Strength), as it’s presented in 3rd Edition of Mark Rippletoe’s book.
I understand the use of L.S.D. (Long Slow Distance) is somewhat frowned upon, due to the nature of the game being anything but slow, or controlled, with multiple changes of speed. So I guess I should be looking towards H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training).
So what I am looking for, is if you guys had any programmes, preferably with some kind of progression, that you have used (or know of), that you might be able to post or direct me to?
Is there any well established programmes, like SS, 5/3/1, WS4SB, etc. which are directly aimed at Conditioning?