Fit for Rugby with Vitality

Fit for Rugby with Vitality

In line with encouraging active lifestyles, we’ve collaborated with Vitality to share a new resource of 'how to videos' to support players getting Fit for Rugby.

It is intended that this new resource will help share coaching cues from some of the fundamental movements to help prepare players for rugby. Keep checking back over December and January as we add more resources and also share insight from the Scotland camp on how these foundation movements are incorporated into the routines of professional athletes.

Watch closely as we take you through some key foundation movements to help develop fundamental movement capacity and overall athleticism. Where possible we always recommend you seek support from a qualified coach – work safely within your capability.

Upper Body Strength

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises to develop upper body strength. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Lower Body Strength

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises to develop lower body strength. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Jumping and Landing

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Snap Down

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Single leg hop & stick

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Rolls

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Double leg jump & stick

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Countermovement jump

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Animal Series

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Animal Series 2

Watch as Scottish Rugby’s Strength and Conditioning Coaches take you through exercises that will support you to improve your ability to jump. We’ll talk you through key coaching cues and aims of each exercise, and included variations you can try as you develop your base.

Building a session

Now you’ve seen the moves, try building these into a workout session. We’ve attached an example guide of how a session could look. As you improve try changing up the exercises to new more challenging exercises – but remember quality movement is the key.

Ensure you have familiarised yourself with the movements and exercises within the video resources before actioning your plan.

Watch Helen Nelson action the session plan in the video below.

About Vitality

Vitality Health & Life Insurance are the Official Wellness Partner of Scottish Rugby, believing in the power of sports sponsorship to inspire people to live active and healthy lifestyles.

Vitality’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. They focus on encouraging healthy living and rewarding people for doing so – including discounted gym membership, trainers, Apple and Garmin watches as well as a number of other active rewards.

To find out more about Vitality, visit www.vitality.co.uk.

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