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15 Jan 2018

TryLine Rugby Newsletter I: Tomorrow’s the Day

PowerHouse Rugby Newsletter Archive January 15, 2018:

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In Rugby News…
→ Four more cities across North America have expressed an interest in joining the Rugby Football League in the coming years as the game’s transatlantic interest continues to grow, the RFL chief executive, Nigel Wood, told the Guardian newspaper.

 
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→ Over at FloRugby, Editor, Alex Goff takes a look at what U.S. college rugby team has the toughest schedule this upcoming rugby season. ASU first-year rugby coach, Blake White, believes the Arkansas State Redwolves has the toughest schedules in all of the college rugby. Did Goff discover this to be true?
 

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This Week’s Training Tip from Coach Terry
Q = Coach Terry, should my explosive rugby training change during rugby season?
A = If it’s rugby season where you are, then it’s time to think about your “in-season” rugby training and how it needs to adapt to the new demands on your body. The most important skill to practice is your RECOVERY. I can’t emphasize this enough. 

 
Rugby players tend to drink a lot of alcohol after a game, and although I understand the bonding significance of the post-game gathering, alcohol is a diuretic. Besides its dehydrating effects, alcohol interferes with your capacity to enjoy a restful night’s sleep and impedes the function of growth hormones to help repair and build muscles. 
 
To read more my thoughts about recovery and what I recommend for your “in-season” training, click here.
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This Week’s Training from the PowerHouse Rugby Blog:
 

The standing one-leg calf raise is a drill that can be performed almost anywhere you can find steps, stairs, bleacher steps, or a street curb. When you are first beginning to do the standing 1-leg raise drill, it is wise to perform it near a railing or something you can touch for balance. Read more…
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