Friday, April 9, 2010

Rugby is paleo, but you are not

The good:
I have tickets to see Iron Maiden. This is going to be THE most epic concert of 2010.

The bad:
Western's women's rugby season is NOT going well. Basically, people on the team are flaky, Chris and Greg (our club advisors) are idiots, and our coach -- though friendly and well-intended -- wastes a LOT of time. There is absolutely no need whatsoever to spend more than 5 minutes (10 at most) stretching before any kind of workout, and yet we consistently spend at least 20 minutes doing so at the beginning of every practice. Add in another 10 minutes for stretching at the end (which, by the way, is totally unnecessary and a complete waste of time), and we've wasted half an hour doing something that should take 5 minutes. As if that weren't enough, he wastes time doing stupid drills that have us do things that we are realistically NEVER going to incorporate into our actual rugby playing and do nothing whatsoever to improve our fitness or rugby skills. Finally, he holds these "team meetings" once a week ... I never go because I figured they were a waste of time, but I went to one last week and it confirmed that suspicion. Let's just say that when it comes to dragging out the end of things, coach gives Lord of the Rings a run for its money. Of all the things I don't want to waste time doing, spending an hour to discuss 10-15 minutes worth of information is pretty close to the top.

The paleo:

I don't like wasting time doing pointless shit, including listening to our coach say the same thing over and over.
I suggested doing some crossfit type workouts to help improve our fitness, and he said that they (burpees, box jumps, etc) were really good for rugby -- so why haven't we done them?

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