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What is the best way to approach my upper-body strength for rugby?

When addressing upper-body strength for rugby, you want to make sure you maintain a good balance between your pushing and pulling muscles. For every pushing exercise, you should do a pulling exercise. Over-development of one group can lead to movement compensations and eventual injury. Keep a 1:1 ratio of pushing and pulling movements in your resistance training program by split setting your workouts. It’s a fast and efficient way move through a workout quickly. To do a split set, simply perform a pushing exercise, and follow it with a pulling exercise. For example, perform bench presses followed by rows. By doing this you ensure that you are maintaining muscular balance through your upper body.

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