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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; Pap/DVD edition (May 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736098305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736098304
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul is a pioneer and very creative in thought and constructive in execution. He will often take the lead in facilitating forums for the enhancement of team dynamics and the achievement of a more cohesive team. Paul is a very driven individual and portrays a huge desire for success and fulfilling potential. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul to your organization as a man who is passionate about rugby and sport in general and who has the skills and commitment to make a difference.

Andre Vos

Former Springbok Captain

I do not think I have ever seen a coach able to improvise like Paul did to get the very best out of a squad of rugby players, young and old! An excellent motivator with endless enthusiasm and a very positive outlook.

Richard Hill

Former England Captain and Director of Rugby Worcester Warriors

Complete Conditioning for Rugby was written with ambitious rugby players and coaches in mind. It is a superb resource that will give you results.”

Stephen Ferris

Ireland, British and Irish Lions

“Paul Pook’s Complete Conditioning for Rugby is a must-have for any player seeking success on the field."

Toby Faletau

Wales, 2011 RWC Dream Team

“The book and DVD package captures Pook’s unique approach, making Complete Conditioning for Rugby the most comprehensive training resource in the sport today.”

Victor Gresev

Wasps, Russia, 2011 RWC Dream Team

“Paul’s comprehensive and passionate approach to player development is reflected in the content of this great book. Every coach will gain insight on developing athleticism to enhance rugby performance and build greater resistance to injury.”

Kingsley Jones

Former Director of the Sale Sharks

Head Coach of Russia Rugby Union

About the Author

Paul Pook has worked in high-performance rugby for more than 15 years. A former professional player, Paul was Ireland's national fitness coach and part of Ireland's Grand Slam-winning coaching team. More recently, Paul was appointed head of conditioning for the Russia Rugby Union and prepared the national team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Paul has a special interest in workload management and player longevity. He recently presented at the RBS Six Nations conference in Venice on the subjects of GPS and optimising player workload and shortly afterward presented at the Italian Olympic Federation in Rome on the subject of athlete longevity. He is currently researching the application of an interactive web portal for optimising performance and preventing injury.

Paul has also founded a unique residential high-performance centre in Southwest France. Catering to ambitious players and coaches, the centre contains the very latest strength and conditioning equipment, which will ensure both individuals and teams achieve their optimal fitness in order to compete at the highest level of sport.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By buffalob. on December 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
I coach a rugby 7's team & I am always looking for new ideas & methods to keep my players fresh & fit. This book gives an excellent overview of the 'how & why' of fitness specific for the game of rugby.
What really made it worthwhile for me was the DVD. The visuals really help to give one an understanding of what the author must believe are the key exercises.
Some of the exercises require equipment ( weights et cetera as well as more specialised stuff ) but even if you do not access to this there are ample ideas & systems to ensure that your players achieve the desired fitness levels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emmanuel Meyer on January 20, 2014
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I am a professional coach and I bought this as a Xmas present for myself.
I couldn't have chosen better
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A strong must have book for any aspiring coach and players out there trying to take rugby practice and competition to the next level everything is well written and organized for any level of rugby.
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Great book on understanding and training rugby!!!!
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More About the Author

Paul Pook has worked in high-performance rugby for more than 15 years. A former professional player, Paul was Ireland's national fitness coach and part of Ireland's Grand Slam-winning coaching team. More recently, Paul was appointed head of conditioning for the Russia Rugby Union and prepared the national team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Paul has a special interest in workload management and player longevity. He recently presented at the RBS Six Nations conference in Venice on the subjects of GPS and optimising player workload and shortly afterward presented at the Italian Olympic Federation in Rome on the subject of athlete longevity. He is currently researching the application of an interactive web portal for optimising performance and preventing injury.

Paul has also founded a unique residential high-performance centre in Southwest France. Catering to ambitious players and coaches, the centre contains the very latest strength and conditioning equipment, which will ensure both individuals and teams achieve their optimal fitness in order to compete at the highest level of sport.

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