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    prop
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    Hi, sorry if this is a silly question but I was just wondering, im having to train at home for a while and have no spotter so i figure that this is a good time to work on my push press. what sort of weights do top rugby players, esp props push press, I know i’ve asked this sort of question before but i feel that having goals to aim for really help me in training

    thanks heaps

    #24882
    bris83
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    ive got 2 props who push press 90kgs for 5 reps, younger ones work on around 80kgs. Depends on your age and training history. Its not a lift i use all of the time because their shoulders tend to be sore from scrummaging

    #24880
    ashley
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    Our strongest does around 120kg for a single, but the majority will do
    from 90 – 100 kg for 2/3 reps, ash

    #24884
    Gareth
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    @prop 1275 wrote:

    Hi, sorry if this is a silly question but I was just wondering, im having to train at home for a while and have no spotter so i figure that this is a good time to work on my push press. what sort of weights do top rugby players, esp props push press, I know i’ve asked this sort of question before but i feel that having goals to aim for really help me in training

    thanks heaps

    The Push Press and the Split Jerk, which it is an assistance exercise for, are both great movements that should be a staple within a Rugby players prep regardless of the code.

    I’ve found both hugely beneficial in improving strength going into contact, core strength full, and also speed. As a 6ft 5″ League front rower I found my yardage in contact improved massively as a result along with resistance to the initial impact made by tacklers.

    My old man was an Olympic lifter as well as a Rugby player and he always said a very respectable target was Body Weight overhead in either of these 2 lifts. My PB’s are 120Kg for a single and 100kg for 5 reps @ 17st.

    I’ve had a break from both for a while due to a broken arm 2 seasons ago…but I am looking fwd to getting it back in to a few sessions ASAP.

    #24883
    prop
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    Ok, interesting , one more what about bent over rows?

    Thanks for the info

    #24881
    ashley
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    Bent over rows are a favourite of mine, you are standing, braced through
    the entire body, and pulling with your back and arms, a few of my guys
    will use around 120kg for 3 reps on this movement, personally I would
    like them up around 140kg, but have to be careful on their backs with
    all the wear and tear they get from playing, ash

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