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Reps Priming Up For Camp

The Vodafone Fijian 7s squad got back to serious training yesterday before their march into camp next Monday. Strength/conditioning coach Nacanieli Cawanibuka said they worked mostly on their strength which
05 Jan 2016 11:08
Reps Priming Up For Camp
Vodafone Fijian 7s skipper Osea Kolinisau (right) with Nemani Nagusa during the training at FRU Fitness Centre yesterday. Photo: Rama

The Vodafone Fijian 7s squad got back to serious training yesterday before their march into camp next Monday.

Strength/conditioning coach Nacanieli Cawanibuka said they worked mostly on their strength which he considered important as they did not really focus on that during tournaments.

“What we have been doing is getting the boys back into training and we’ve been working out now for two weeks,” Cawanibuka said.

“So this phase is basically for them to do some strength work because during tournaments we really can’t work on strength because it’s all about power, speed, recovery and game preparation.

“This week before we march into camp, the boys are going back into some high intensive fitness sessions just to prime them.

“When the boys returned from Cape Town and Dubai they were injured and we worked on getting those injuries right.

Rehabilitation

“In the last four weeks we’ve been working a lot on rehabilitation because the tournaments are really intense so we focus a lot on injury prevention as well.

“We treat them as professionals, we have given them their programmes and we will see how faithful they have been to those programmes next week.

“The players have their individual goals to work on. For some players they need to work on getting a bit stronger, for others it’s improving their aerobic fitness levels or cutting back on body composition and body fats.

“So they have their individual targets set so when they march into camp we screen and test them.

“Something we’ve been stressing to the players is what you do when no one is looking is what really counts.”

The Vodafone Fijian 7s team marches into camp next Monday.

Edited by Osea Bola

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