I want to start dong some GPP work to help with my rugby. I have read all of the articles i can find but am still not sure what i should be doing. Sled dragging is possible but it will be very time consuming organising everything(My mate has a sled)and i'm already quite stretched for time. So can anybody suggest some GPP work/suggestions for me to do.
Age: 16 Sport: Rugby Position: Prop currently inseason Fitness is ok, Speed very good 4 a prop, strength very good
Also can anybody help me with a cardio/muscle endurance program. I've been told by a sports physio i shouldn't run more than 20m at a time (ie. run 20 stop, run 20 stopetc.) because of shin problems
How are you going to play rugby if you can't run more than 20m?
Leaving that aside (or assuming your shin problem is going to clear up), you have loads of options you could implement.
GPP work could be classed as any work you do which doent specifically prepare you for the game, so pretty much any fitness work you do out of practice could be counted (weights, sprints, other anaerobic work, agility drills etc).
I would assume you are also in season at the moment (being from down under) so you want to make sure you are well recovered for game days.
With that said, assuming you have two practices and a game per week, I would say that two weights sessions and one longer anaerobic session should suffice.
i quite sure the 20m thing is to keep the total volume down on my shins rather than actually running more than 20m will hurt me. I have found this to help, however my fitness has suffered. I think part of the problem is that i'm quite heavy for my age (103kg, not lean but just slightly tubby) and the volume of running on my shins during pre season fitness ( 5 days fartlek, 3 days rugby training, 3days weights)
My current training volume is quite high so i don't know if GPP is a good idea. I was thinking of doing some bodyweight, swimming, skipping etc. like exercises. My current training volume is quite high. I have two culb trainings two school training, 1 rep training, 1 school game, 1 club game and some weeks 1 rep game. Then i have two gym sessions.