The importance of Strength and Conditioning is well established in rugby and the vast majority of players know they need to spend some time in the gym to add to their game and reduce the risk of injury.
What is less valued though is the importance of good technique in the gym. Strength training offers not only the opportunity to arm a player for the physical demands of rugby but to also reinforce good movement patterns to reduce the risk of injury.
If this isn’t recognised, we can end up reinforcing bad habits that can actually increase the risk of injury.
We spend a lot of time in our performance rehab gym working with injured players to undo movement patterns we believe contribute to their injuries.
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