“Keep your spine in-line – it will keep your body in check.” – Jacob Ellison

 

This weeks #TOKITALKS blog Toki Scrum Coaches, Former Manu Samoa Prop Kas Lealamanua and Former Maori All Black Jacob Ellison share some great knowledge on scrum training in the gym – and how that transfers to the rugby field.

Key tips when training:

  1. Tight-head props – keep your neck short.
  2. Important when we work in the gym that we don’t try to compensate our bodies to what doesn’t hurt – get comfortable being uncomfortable.
  3. Keep your spine in-line – it will keep your body in check.
  4. As soon as you move your hips, your whole body moves and becomes out of line we then become compromised.
  5. Practice your bind high – Keep your elbow pointed to the sky. It will encourage your body to stay strong and keep your chest wide, broad and strong.

 

Spanish translation/Traducción Española:

  1. Pilares de lado derecho – mantener cuello corto.

  2. Es muy importante cuando estemos entrenando en el gimnasio, de no compensar nuestro cuerpo para evitar el trabajo duro. Hay que acostumbrarse a estar incomodo para obtener resultados.

  3. Mantén la espalda recta para mantener el cuerpo y cuello en posicion.

  4. Cuando las caderas se desalinean, todo tu cuerpo se mueve y se expone a una posicion para tu oponente aprovechar la oportunidad de ganar.

  5. Practica el “tomar” de tu brazo alto en el scrum, con tu codo mirando hacia el cielo. Esto hará que tu cuerpo se mantenga fuerte y mantenga tu pecho ancho y fuerte.

 

 

Toki Scrum Coaches, Former Manu Samoa Prop Kas Lealamanua and Former Maori All Black Jacob Ellison. Both coaches sharing some great content and advice here for props and hookers training for the front row."Keep your spine in-line"Jacob EllisonPractice like you'll play ?Kas LealamanuaJacob Ellison#tokiscrumsessions#rugby?#scrums #scrumporn #core #spin #strong #lospumas #allblacks #learning #coaching #coaching #tokicoaching #wallabies #englandrugby #share #TOKI

Posted by Toki Services – TOKI on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

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Kas Lealamanua playing history:
Manu Samoa Test Prop 
– Wellington Lions NPC
– Hawkes Bay NPC
Current role: Toki Services Head Scrum Coach

 

Jacob Ellison playing history:
– Wellington Lions NPC
Hurricanes 
– Highlanders
– Sanix Blues Top League
– Kurita Water Industires
Maori All Blacks 
Current role: Toki Services Director, Toki Scrum Coach

 

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