Old fart comeback training
Righto fellas, thought this was as good a place to post this as any....Was hoping for some training advice.
A mate of mine started playing a bit of subbies rugby this season in Oz and I tagged along and as I am now the ripe old age of 35, I ended up signing up with the idea of trying to keep my general fitness up.
Unfortunately I haven't played in about 13-14 years and it has dawned on me very quickly that I am, in fact, a dilapidated old fart. Now they've gone and thrown me into the firsts in the centres, and I'm going to struggle if I don't get up to speed PDQ.
Our footy training all-round fitness drills are generally pretty rigourous but not really enough on their own and I have a least another night a week (outside work and between other sports) that I have spare and was hoping for some advice on proven methods anyone might be able to offer for speed/acceleration.
I'm happy enough with my strength and am confident I can get endurance base up to scratch but I was hoping for some details on any proven training drills specifically for working on speed off the mark/explosiveness, as the sluggishness of old age is starting to take hold!
I realize google can probably sort most of this out but thought I'd maybe get a bit first hand input (preferably from any like-minded old bastards). Not hoping for miracles, more looking for survival at this point!
PS - My injury rehab post will probably follow shortly.
mariner4life last edited by
Not everyones cup of tea, and i personally fucking hate them, but i can see their benefit. A solid set of them one night a week will fulfill all the criteria you are looking for, and won't take a heap of time up. They really get you blowing, so good for the lungs; the push off and acceleration is pretty hard (assuming you find the right hill) and after a couple of sessions, running from a standing start on the flat is going to feel like a holiday.
I am only a couple of years younger than you, hill sprints form a big part of my preseason training, and i really notice the benefits. Still hate them though.
Bones last edited by
GG - you might want to get this moved to the Fatbusters forum where it will get a bit more of the attention it deserves.
My best advice would be to move into the forwards. At your age its about time!
Cheers for the sympathetic ear Redbeard xzxblum1
Good call Mariner, I've got a 200M decent gradient asphalt hill strip across the road and have started smashing out 30-45 minute sets. Can see why you hate them, but already starting to see some early benefits.