And this week I’ve got training all five days…” I am naturally motivated.It’s very easy to motivate yourself coming back from injury because you’re sitting around a lot.This is a trained exercise, very much one you need to learn from someone who knows what they’re doing.It’s a good idea to start with light weights on the bar and get used to the technique: chest out, scapulas on and when you get going use your glutes and not your back.I’ve stuck with it because I enjoy the physical challenge, the competitive action, and that’s why I keep playing.
But, as Baxter says, with heavier weights, it’s especially important to get them right.
It’s nice when you head up there and this is the big part of the game for them, so we (the pack) all enjoyed it.
The exercises here are the best for making a bloke a better prop: bigger, more explosive, stable and dynamic.
If you’re going for pure strength, then heavy as you can with small reps. I need all of those at some point during the season.
Try three reps at 90 per cent of your maximum weight. It’s a power exercise, and uses similar muscles to the squat, but has an explosive element to it.