Specialised and Individualised is best
Having been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for UQ Rugby for the past 5 years, Accredited Exercise Physiologist Adam Garred is no stranger to the finer points of formulating and delivering successful programs for Rugby athletes. ‘Rugby is a high intensity impact sport, requiring a balance of strength, power, speed, and agility to absorb contact forces. It is vital that players have a sport specific strength and conditioning program that progressively develops these qualities, as this is paramount in the development of rugby players at any level’ advised Adam.
Adam also noted that a specific S&C program can also help the rugby athlete reach their developmental goals such as increased lean muscle mass or reducing skinfolds, all while providing strength training to avoid potential injuries and aid in recovery.
Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation programs provide a professional and structured training environment to develop rugby specific physiological qualities. The programs have a major emphasis on developing core lifts and efficient movement mechanics. Specific structures such as the neck, shoulder girdle, core/hips, knee and ankle are targeted. Strategies are implemented and aimed at strength and stability of the musculoskeletal system, in order to prevent rugby related injuries.
To book an appointment with Adam, or one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists contact our friendly reception team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07 3310 4969. We also now take bookings online.