THE SMAI HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE - WIN STADIUM We recently dropped in to the final preseason training and preparation sessions with the St George Illawarra Dragons at the SMAI High Performance Centre at WIN Stadium, Wollongong NSW. The intensity and commitment that the player group were putting in was impressive to see and its got us excited about the season to come. With the season opener happening this Sunday we put together a video insight into how the Dragons are preparing themselves for a grueling season ahead. Head on over to our St George Illawarra Dragons partnership page to see...
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Written by Nathan Pickworth, Head of Performance at the St George Illawarra Dragons. PREPARATION A season in the NRL is extremely gruelling and taxing. One of our main focuses to keep players fit for the grind of the year is to have a good pre-season. If they are able to get through the training we do in the off-season then the in-season periods seem easier and more manageable in comparison. If a player isn’t able to go through a long period of hard training before the season then the season becomes a massive load that is more difficult for them...
This week we chatted to Wests Tigers Head of Physical Performance, Marcus Kain about training during season and tailoring the training to different players/positions. Hey Marcus, thanks for chatting to us. How does training during the season look different to training in the off-season? The biggest difference is the amount – for example, in regards to strength training, during the pre-season we lift up to four-days a week. But once the competition starts, it changes and depending on the turnaround between games, it‘s generally a minimum of two sessions a week - but depending on the turnaround it could be...
Nathan Pickworth is the Head of Athletic Performance at St George Illawarra Dragons. With less than 1 week until season 2017 kicks off, Nathan chatted to us about the pre-season training schedule for the Dragons, and the challenges of training for the demands of a game. Hey Nathan, thanks for taking the time. What does an average training week look like for Dragons players? “For a normal week of pre-season, we train Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Within those days there are four field sessions, four strength sessions, and one “individual needs session”, which is based on what each player needs...
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