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Weight Training for Rugby

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#1

Hey Guys,

So I’m looking to get back into rugby again this coming Fall for the collegiate season. I am a 270lb, 6’2
prop/lock position. I played all through high school, club and was a starter as a walk on for my college team and I would consider myself a B level player lol. Anyways long story short, I played one full season and after my second semester I battled a tough depression and quit sports and lifting all together. Ive gained considerable weight being that I was 220 during in season and now I’m 50lbs heavier. I wanna prepare for the next college season come fall so what would anyone recommend program wise?? I’m looking to drop fat, get my strength back and up my conditioning level. I was stuck between WSFSB or Wendler 531??

does anyone have any thoughts, ideas, etc??


#2

Fellow prop here. Look up the young jim wendler 531 article on here. Throw in plenty of conditioning and prowler work.


#3

unfortunately my college doesn’t have prowlers…so what could I substitute???


#4

Ask coach about equipment. Surely there’s plenty of stuff between rugby, football and other sports e.g. scrum sleds.

Put together $100 bucks for a mini sled, ask the gym to purchase one or do casual visits at a gym with access to one. Hell just DIY that shit and rig up a harness tie, some plates onto it and drag it around everywhere.

Failing that may as well go big or go home:


#5

X2 this. Not sure where you live, but you can buy a prowler for a reasonable amount of money and just load it up with sand bags