Whether you’re starting a new fitness journey or if you have decided to join your friendly neighbourhood IGR team for the first time, it’s always best to build up your fitness as naturally as possible. Don’t rush into it or push yourself too far as you will likely injure yourself in the process.
As for Rugby, we all know that it is a sport played by people of all ages and sizes but it is vital that our players can last for a full 80 minutes on the pitch. That’s why, in a previous Vulcans blog, our very own Dan J was inspired by James Haskell and recommended five rounds of short bursts HIIT exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home (click here to read the blog).
Now, in the times of the not-so-wonderful Ms Corona, rising uncertainty caused by the Government’s additional restrictions to curb the increase of Covid-19 cases across the country has led to the RFU Governance Committee to make a tough decision and they have delayed competitive play for grassroots teams until January 2021 at the earliest. So, whilst we will continue to work on our fitness, handling skills and take part in light contact during training, now is the time to practice self-care whilst you work on improving your fitness.
That said, it’s equally important to remember that it will take time and commitment before you see any results or improvement in your fitness. So, whatever you do, please don’t tap out early if you fail to see improvements within the first week. Work within what you feel comfortable with and you’ll eventually start to notice a difference in your ability and you’ll be one step closer to your fitness goal.
Oh, and eat a healthy diet… you can never outrun a diet consisting of junk! If you’re going to treat yourself then make sure you work hard for it!