Physical conditioning

General training tips

  • Ensure you complete a warm-up (use general mobility in the wheelchair and dynamic stretches) and cool down (use static stretches) for all sessions (see the warm-up and cool-down sections)
  • Nutrition and hydration are equally important when conducting a physical conditioning program
  • Wherever possible, use a registered or accredited physical conditioning coach
  • Try to train with someone else or even better in groups who have similar programs
  • Try to keep your sessions fun and varied
  • Try to develop match fitness through conditioned games and Wheelchair Rugby-specific drills