Metabolic Conditioning in Rugby Webinar

Metabolic Conditioning in Rugby Webinar

Metabolic Conditioning in Rugby Webinar

While much has been written about the match play characteristics of rugby, very little is known about the metabolic conditioning practices used to prepare these athletes to meet the demands or competition. Understanding training design and the conditioning practices that are used in rugby will enable improved performance capability and facilitate better future research.  The speaker will present some thoughts on current metabolic conditioning practices used in rugby league and union and debate the evidence for these. 

In the first part, consideration will be given to the structure and prescription of on-field training practices and how coaches might manipulate the physical, technical and cognitive demands of training to target specific task loads. As training should prepare players for the specific demands of match performance, the presentation will consider how training sessions could be designed to include combinations of technical performance and/or movement variables to elicit specific subjective task loads. 

In the final part of this presentation, the speaker will provide some thoughts on the use of alternative training approaches that might be used alongside more traditional training strategies. In particular, the prevalence and efficacy of off-feet conditioning as a metabolic training method will be explored using some unpublished data from the speaker.

Presented by Professor Craig Twist

Craig is currently Professor of Applied Sport Physiology at the University of Chester. Craig has published extensively on the applied science of rugby, is co-editor of the Routledge textbook The Science of Rugby and Associate Editor (Sports Performance) for the Journal of Sport Sciences. Craig is a Fellow of BASES as well as an Accredited Sports and Exercise Scientist. He currently works with St Helens RFC (UK) and the England Touch Association. 


Thursday, 20 May 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm  AEST

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  5:00pm - 6:30pm

Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

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Target Audience

Any Accredited Sports Scientists Level 1 and/or Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2.    



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