England’s Six Nations success a result of intensive conditioning from fitness coach Paul Stridgeon
Paul Stridgeon is a former GB wrestler who is on the coaching staff of the England Rugby team.
this article seems to be saying that he liked the England team to be doing short sharp sessions but it says later that he advocates 3 hour sessions in the gym
England's Six Nations success a result of intensive conditioning from fitness coach Paul Stridgeon
Stridgeon says the strength and conditioning work he supervises has changed little in recent years He relies on three-hour weights sessions, protein shakes to aid recovery, and an explosive 30-minute work-out on the pitch – a diluted version of which he inflicted on some spluttering, knock-kneed reporters.
Stridgeon simulated the rhythms of a match by making us intersperse shuttle runs with throwing ourselves flat on the pitch. Then came the tug-of-war and the sumo-style wrestling, in which the aim is to push the other man out of the ring. “That’s the way we like it,” he said. “Short, sharp intense sessions,”