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Are You Fit? Take this Quick Fitness Test Are You Fit? Take this Quick Fitness Test
Are You Fit? Here’s a quick and easy (well) way to find out. Get outdoors and take this 5-minute quick fitness test. An area... Are You Fit? Take this Quick Fitness Test

Are You Fit? Here’s a quick and easy (well) way to find out. Get outdoors and take this 5-minute quick fitness test.

An area that players can take ownership of, is their fitness. So, how can you tell if you are fit? Take  this quick fitness test!

SportStars INSIDER, Karen Fong Dohoghue of The Rugger’s Edge, says a good way to test your fitness and consequent improvement is to run the Bronco test (explained to her by a friend and Lindenwood University Men’s Coach, Josh Macy).

Take the Bronco fitness test. How fast can you do one shuttle set? Can you keep your second set equal to or less than your first time?

How fast can you do one shuttle set? Can you keep your second set equal to or less than your first time?

This is a shuttle test:

Run shuttles of 20m, 40m, and 60m, and repeat the set five times.

Rest for 2 min and repeat.

Two things:

How fast can you do one set, and can you keep your second set equal to or less than your first time?

According to Macy, anything less than 5 min is phenomenal (especially for rugby players.)

Try it out yourself and see where you score!

Here’s a video of Nike Rugby Camp coaches running the Bronco Test. Give it a try and see how you measure up.

Karen Fong Donoghue

Karen has been active in the rugby community for almost 20 years and knows firsthand what it takes to be successful at the highest levels of the game. Her rugby accolades include competing at the collegiate Division I level, being selected as a Collegiate All-American and National U-23 player, and currently serving as a top national referee and World Rugby Educator. She is the founder of The Ruggers Edge, a college advisory firm especially for rugby players.

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