Sun, February 8th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Hey I could do with a lil advice. i play rugby (its a bit like american football for men!) every saturday and every week I come off the pitch all battered and aching. This then means I cant train Sunday Monday and sometimes even Tuesday as I don't want to damage any recovering muscles. Does anyone have a good way of recovering from impact sports quickly so your able to train again?
Any help much appreciated
Sun, February 8th, 2004, 09:31 PM
I played rugby for three years. I was an outside centre and winger and I played a bit of openside flanker. Thats the thing with rugby, you come of the pitch completely beaten up with bruises everywhere.
I'm still getting over the damn world cup final. :( At least it was an entertaining match. Damn that Johnnie Wilkinson. :mad: I must say tho it was really close but England looked the better team. I cant believe we've gotta wait until 2007 for revenge
Just make sure that after the game you do a proper warm down and stretching session and dont get on the piss too early ;)
With any bruises try and ice them as long as is practical. The next day have a light recovery session in pool or do a light workout. Have the rest of the day off and you should be fine. Any muscle tenderness two days after will just be bruising that should have stopped bleeding so you should be right to train.
Hope this helps and go the Wallabies :claphigh:
Mon, February 9th, 2004, 03:01 PM
Just because Canada hasn't won any World Cups doesn't mean we don't rock at Rugby (at least against Americans we do!). Anyway, I played prop through university, and I know what you mean. Most Monday's I couldn't walk, let alone do any lifting. Best though is a light workout the day after, maybe a bit of bike and some easy weights, and then increase the workout through the week. My sister plays on the women's national team (winger) and she says all she tries to do is a long swim the day after a match.
Tue, February 10th, 2004, 08:18 PM
cheers for the help guys. I'm having to prop at the moment due to all our props being out with sore backs. went for a HIIT workout on monday after spending most of sunday in the bath and that worked a treat.
ps the irish are clearly the beat rugby side in the world. pith they had to let other sides beat them in the world cup
Fri, February 20th, 2004, 06:30 PM
I just posted a response related to this.
I've played rugby for 5 years, flank and prop. I've found that the very best way to avoid soreness, besides stretching before and after practice, is to stretch a couple hours afterwards. Also, taking in potassium helps. Bananas are a great source.
Fri, February 20th, 2004, 06:40 PM