fitness training - Agility
Agility is your
ability to explosively stop, change direction and accelerate again.
It encompasses movements in non-linear directions, e.g. backward,
diagonal running etc, as opposed to just straight line speed. Agility
is a crucial requirement in rugby and most team sports as movements
more often than not are multi directional.
The player who
can change his speed and direction the most effectively will more
often than not prove superior. Agility is determined by the athlete's
fast speed strength in all movement directions and the bodies neuromuscular
co-ordination of the muscles involved.
training provides a vital but underestimated component. The training
develops your ability to change direction, speed, angle and movement
type in all directions. Increased agility skills results in improved
performance in one on one situations.
technique is a vital component to producing an agile athlete. The
technique should be developed while ensuring the head and eyes are
in correct alignment, while using powerful arm movements and ensuring
you stay relaxed.
agility exercises use a variety of different movement drills, all
of which are performed fatigue free to allow for effective practice
of the technique. The agility training methodology is separated
into different types of movements which have varying degrees of
complexity. The movements are:
develop the foundation needed for multi-directional movement. The
exercises are composed of simple non-linear movements upon which
more complicated and demanding exercises are based.
combine the foundation movements to produce more advanced but still
simple patterns. The protocol teaches the player simple transitions
between movement types.
develop more advanced movement patterns. The protocol focuses upon
changes in speed, direction and types of movement.
Rugby Specific movements.
The drills are
designed to reproduce the forces and movements encountered during
a game. The protocol includes some specific elements from the rugby
field to prepare the player fully for competition.
and how to combine these different techniques and depends upon the
laws of periodization. This is just one of the
different training areas any serious rugby player should focus upon.
mains areas to focus upon are agility,
core and flexibility.
The combination of these based upon your specific needs will produce
optimize the benefits from training any conditioning routine must
be backed up by nutrition.
The most effective sports nutrition system in the world is metabolic
typing. It is used by many professional teams. It is based on
discovering your unique nutritional needs.
final aspect of performance is ensuring the mind is tuned for success.
This can be done by using Emotional
freedom technique (EFT). A powerful psychological