Hey yall, I am a rugby player, 6 foot and about 185-190 pounds. I am in off season and I just gained about 20 pounds as i was weighing in at 168-170 last year. I play lock, which for those of you who know the sport know I am terribly undersized, but I am one of the best tacklers, I am only trying to bulk for Scrums which weight helps a lot in.
ANYWAYS, I have recently started throwing some running in my program, I lift on Monday Wednesday and Friday using starting strength, I am milking ALL of the newbie strength gains I can get. On Tuesday Thursday and Saturday I am running, anywhere from 1.5 to 3 miles.
I have not noticed any weight loss yet but I really want to stay at 190, as it would really improve my game, can you guys give any suggestions as far as a 3 day a week conditioning program? I need to run for distance at least once a week because in a rugby game you run about 6 miles, but what would you guys suggest.