joining the rugby team...any tips?

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  1. hello pedro

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    I'm 5'8" and 175 pounds at ~15% bf. I'm relatively slow and would like to get faster. As a former high school football player, I've always been told that the stronger your shoulders are, the harder you're going to hit. Anybody know of good rugby training? :hs:

    Also, along with squats and DL, should I implement cleans into my sets?
     
  2. hello pedro

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    wut
     
  3. hello pedro

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    sometimes the cucumber tastes better than the pickle.
     
  4. hello pedro

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    of course i want to hit hard, i just don't know what snatches or jerks are.
     
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    yes :hs:
     
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    i was in almost the exact same position last year, although i don't think i'm gonna be playing this year

    to hit hard, do lots of squats. the power comes from your legs.
    also a good idea to build up your back. when you're pushing someone back, a teammate might start pushing you in the same direction from behind. if your back is weak and you can't keep your position, you're liable to get run over. it doesn't feel good.

    oh, and if you really want to hit someone, get low, focus on their belly button/hips, and power into 'em. hurts a lot less to hit someone than it does to get hit. go in half-assed and you'll increase your chances of getting hurt/injured
     
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    is it the same as football where you break down and drive through with your hips?
     
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    pretty much, but you gotta remember: you don't have shoulder pads... if you miss, you'll miss... arm tackles don't count for shit in rugby. if you don't feel like you can crush a guy through his middle, go for the ankles.

    don't forget, when you tackle someone, you need to let go and roll away
     
  9. hello pedro

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    i'm feeling i should stop slimming down as well. i'm currently cutting, but some of the guys on the team look pretty jacked.
     
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    Ex gym rat turned flanker here. :wavey:

    My advice, join the team, get some practice and conditioning in, and use the experience to fix your weak points. I have a feeling it's going to be endurance. Good luck.
     
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    is being big as important as i think it is?
     
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    Being big is always better than being small; however, there are positions for both bigger and smaller guys. I'm not saying that mass is priority #1, in fact I'm saying quite the opposite. Rugby isn't football. There is no sense of being big if you can't move. There is no blocking, everybody runs. Everybody can handle the ball, everybody has the chance to breakaway and score.
     
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    be prepared to drink a lot. and chant songs as a team when really drunk. and puke on the field from drinking so much before the matches.
     
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    Drinking team with a rugby problem. :coold:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    there's basically a position for everyone.

    skinny and fast? wing
    built like a strong safety? flanker
    small and quick? flyhalf
    fuckin' huge? prop

    size isn't everything, definitely in rugby. i was your size last year when i played and i got stuck in the flanker spot. i basically ruined whoever touched the ball on the other team (flanker with wing speed, holla)

    being big isn't everything. you'll probably see some pretty scrawny lookin guys out there as well as guys who look like silverback gorillas. there'll be a spot for you
     
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    cool, thanks mang.
     
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    i just got back from doing sprints and horizontal speed drills :hsd:
     
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    now go funnel two 40's

    that explains rugby
     
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    rugby team is trying to get me to go out and be a prop. i don't have the slightest idea the rules of rugby... still thinkin about it, tho
     
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    what about huge and fast?
     
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    at 5"8 and 175 you don't have the size to be a forward....

    so you're going to have to be either really skilled or really fucking quick

    I'd say bill starrs routine is a great place to start for your training.

    Also conditioning is a great part of rugby, you need to be able to do lots of consecutive sprints
     
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    8 man or one scary-ass flanker :dunno:
     
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    i was an inch taller and 5 lbs. heavier
    i started out as a wing (i'm fast), but they moved me to flanker when they found out that i could hit :dunno:
     
  25. hello pedro

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    fuck, looks like i'm going to have to get a lot faster. i can accelerate and i'm quick, but speed is kinda lacking. hooray for undersized o-linemen in high school.
     
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