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    bris83
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    Trap Bar Deadlift 5×3
    Step-Ups 3x8e/l
    Reverse Hyper 3×8

    Hanging Leg Raises
    Ab Wheel Rollouts
    Plate Crunches

    3×10 on ab exercises, complete as a tri-set.

    Short turnaround this week, playing friday night.

    #24605
    tomwill
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    Hi,

    Do you always use the trap bar for deads rather than the straight barbell or is this something you change from time to time?

    Cheers,
    Tom

    #24600
    bris83
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    Something I do tend to change, however, I will usually lean to sticking with the trap bar for younger players as it is safer and easier to manage a heavy load, without worrying about the technical side. When you have players deadlifting with low reps it gets competitive and sometime their form can breakdown in the quest to outlift their team mates.

    With players who have a high training history and no previous prbolems with their lower back, I am fine with them using a normal Olympic bar and would in fact encourage its use.

    In short I am looking for the safest/easiest way to put load through their legs/glutes without compromising their lower back.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Tom.

    #24606
    tomwill
    Guest

    Great, thanks for reply.

    All the best for the rest of the season mate.

    Tom

    #24593
    ashley
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    Hi there, I agree with Bris the trap bar is a great start off tool for younger players learning how to control their bodies and get load through the legs and hip region, I also like regular dead lifting off of mats or off of the pins in the power rack, particularly if a player can not maintain god form off of the floor often the case with taller athletes, also the trap bar is great for overhead pressing as well, gives a new angle and loading pattern to the shoulder girdle. cheers. ash

    #24595
    andy_mac
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    Bris, I know this is a bit late, but is that the only weights conditioning the players did this week?

    When did the team play to make that a quick turnaround for the Friday game?

    Thanks

    #24601
    bris83
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    No some did a quick upper body session (30mins max) consisting of some push/pull supersets. To make it a short turnaround we played on the sunday and then had to prepare for the friday.

    #24596
    andy_mac
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    When you say some, is that players that you work with, or do they have control of what they do depending on how they feel?

    I guess that programs must change depending on how a player feels from the previous game?

    Thanks for your input buddy!!

    #24602
    bris83
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    ‘some’ means anyone who felt fresh enough to conduct an upper body session and yes that was with me in our gym.

    #24597
    andy_mac
    Guest

    Bris do you have a number of players that you look after at the club or do you work under the supervision of the Head of S&C (apologies if you have moved up mate..lol)

    How has your development been managed since being at the club? Do you consult with the Head of S&C or just crack on?

    Sorry for the probing Qs mate, just really interested as thats what I am doing this coming season at a RL club albeit with an academy side.

    Cheers bud

    Happy for you too email me if you don’t want to put that sort of stuff up!

    #24603
    bris83
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    No worries. i have written a few articles for this site and as such you will see my title. I am the assistant strength & conditioning coach for Bristol Rugby Club in England. I work as no. 2 of a department of 4. We have a Head of Physical Preparation, Me, Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach and an Intern.

    I am responsible for the player programming of 22 players out of a squad of 46 (including academy). I am allowed to fully express myself but also have to work within the philosophy of the department.

    In terms of my development I have held the following positions;

    Intern
    Academy S & C Coach
    Assistant S & C Coach

    Which RL club do you work for?

    #24604
    bris83
    Guest

    Also in case you wondered who are the 22 players that I programme and post about on here they are mixture of first team players, internationals, squad players and young up and coming players.

    #24598
    andy_mac
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    Celtic Crusaders mate. I am working with their reserve (Academy with 1st team floater players) team. I have recently left the Army where I worked in rehab with amputees etc. from operations.

    I am really looking forward to the new challenge ahead. I have a background of working with union teams and worked a lot with the Army RL team. For me its a great step to the next level up!

    #24594
    ashley
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    Hi Andy just to tag onto your post to Bris, I head up my program at crusaders with an unofficial assistant, Luke Thornley, he is the Academy S & C coach, he and I will look at all aspects of the program together, and I have for the last 2 years given him the speed area to make his own, he develops this in consultation with me, I have power of veto over any aspect that I do not consider being in the players and programs best interest, he will also assist me in the weight room where we both, coach and spot together as much as we can, we also train in the gym each morning together where we do a lot of program development as we bounce ideas off of each other between setsduring the off season I have probably 10 or more service providers that are involved in our physical development program, various specialists in their own sports, a short list is:

    Gaelic football coach/ref
    Basketball skills coach/refs
    Handball coach/ref
    Mountain Biker
    Kick Boxer
    Yoga and Pilates specialists
    Boxing coach
    Wrestling coach
    Waka coach (Maori canoe)

    Luke and I will go to different venues over the off season and see how each is going and then chat about it and see what activities are effective and which we may have to cut and replace form next years program, I would have to say that without Lukes input the program we run would be a lot poorer without him, cheers, ashley

    #24599
    andy_mac
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    Thanks for your input guys, as always its very informative and appreciated by myself and other forum users.

    I am only working on a part time basis therefore I intend to work with other athletes in the area and possibly intern at other venues. All exciting stuff!!

    Cheers

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