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Should I run more or lift more during the rugby off-season?

As a rugby player, the majority of your off-season training should be directed toward strength development. After your season, the first priority is to rehabilitate any injuries you may have sustained during the season. From there, you can progress into a resistance training program that is customized to improve your cardiovascular capacity, muscle size, strength, and power. As the season begins to near, transition into more sports-specific exercise, movement, and drills.

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