Apparently I only train rugby players

The truth is the majority of work I do is with rugby players. This season though is actually the first season that is the case. I work with lots of athletes from lots of different sports…Rugby, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Basketball, Tennis, Athletics, Football, Martial Artists and Boxers. This is as well as the individuals I train who are just looking to get in shape or lose weight. The athletes I coach in all shapes a sizes.


While others are basically just little girls.

Basically I’ll coach anyone who walks through the door and the athletes tend to pick me rather than me picking them.

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10 thoughts on “Apparently I only train rugby players

  1. Looks like The ROKs knees were coming together a bit on the squats. She looked strong on them though. That was 10 pull ups not 11. What a cheater.

  2. Michael Sullivan said…
    Looks like The ROKs knees were coming together a bit on the squats.
    A bit…you mean a lot. Don’t worry Sully…she can take it. It is actually much better than it was. It is the same when she jumps as well. It’s a work in progress.

    She looked strong on them though.
    She’s actually good for 90kg’s.

    That was 10 pull ups not 11. What a cheater.
    Believe me…he only got 10 recorded.

    We had a 19 today…he missed 20 by a chin hair.

  3. BTW…Mike Robertson has stolen your catchphrase, “If you are not assessing, you are guessing.” Saw it on his blog.

  4. Will said . . .

    “I’m trying hard to be the least well known and most poorly respected’ guru ever.”

    Too many goals . . . just focus on the ‘poorly respected’ part.

    You’ve definitely got all the necessary skills and attributes.

    🙂

  5. BTW…Mike Robertson has stolen your catchphrase, “If you are not assessing, you are guessing.” Saw it on his blog.

    Actually, Mike and Will have stolen that phrase from Alwyn – it’s on his website. I don’t know where he got it from though 🙂

    Will – since ROK’s knees are veering inward I can see how some coaches might have ensured the load was much reduced – even just to doing bodyweight box squats – until the knees travelled more correctly. Any thoughts?

  6. Will with regards to 1)athletes performing the supersets of a strength exercise and then a jump or medball throw are you looking to train them to be explosive under fatigue or utlising the reducing of the resistance to allow for greater explosiveness?
    2) would you ever look at utilising the jump before the weight exercise and what type of situation would this be?
    3) with regard to the training of sports such as baseball or cricket how much conditioing work would you do(as the sports consist of sprinting and then a long rest) and what would it look like?
    4) a weird one but have you ever read inside sport and would you be willing to have a look at some of the training programs they are publishing detailing the weeks of professional athletes? they just seem off ( eg a rugby player doing PILATES!!!! for his legs this was timana tahu)
    5) when doing blast strap pushups how much lower or higher should the reps be compared to regular floor pushups
    Okay that’s it for now (just gave you your next blog post if you want) again thanks for putting yourself out there and talking to a kid like me.
    Adrienl

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