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Yoga and Rugby: A Match Made in Macho Cross-Training Heaven

in YD News, Yoga in Sports

ireland_vs_argentina_paul_oconnellWe love this! Whoever said yoga wasn’t a ‘workout’ may end up eating these guys’ rugby shorts. Over the pond, in the soaky pastures of Connacht, Ireland, professional rugby players are submerged in pre-season conditioning. On the regimen this year? A hefty helping of  ‘strongman’ activities including log-lifting, swimming and yoga! Yes indeedy, the rough and tumble rugbies are seeking yoga for strength and flexibility.

michaelswiftconnacht_logNow, we get pretty excited about yoga in sports, but this… is RUGBY. Macho manly, tough-guy primal-infused Rugby. Nice.

Yoga has basically entered the field of cross-training, and we won’t argue!  did you see that guy? –>


top photo via flickr

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  • Back in the day (date will not be provided) while I was in undergrad, the football players were required to participate in ballet and yoga as part of their off-season training! : )

  • Amazing issues here. I am very happy to see your post. Thank you so much and I’m having a look ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

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